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Summary

She’s given her daughter everything. Now it’s time to give her the truth. 

Becky’s father is not just absent: he’s a total mystery, a hole in her life. He died before she was born and for her mother, Laura, the subject is strictly off-limits. When Laura books a spontaneous trip to Greece, Becky decides to join her, determined to get closer to her mother - and to the truth. 

But as they make their way to the island of Santorini, it becomes clear that this holiday is not as impulsive as Becky thought. Laura’s hiding something from her daughter - and she’s been hiding it for Becky’s whole life. Not only has she been here before, it’s where she last saw Becky’s father. 

But Laura’s memories of that first visit are tinged with pain and heartbreak, secrets she’s kept buried for twenty-five years. Now, with the truth emerging into the sunlight at last, can Laura and Becky lay the ghosts of their past to rest and find the happiness they’ve both been looking for?  

©2019 by Nick Alexander. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Tired all today because I could not stop reading.

un-putdownable story, good narration and I will look for more by this author. My only slight issue is with the voice of Mum. When telling her own story she spoke well but when narrative was quoting her in Becky's story, her accent was rough and that fake London accent people put on. Otherwise the narration could not have been better.

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all good

really enjoyed this book, would definitely recommend. I have read many nick Alexander books and this is as good as any.

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Enjoyable

Loved listening to this book. The characters were enthralling and narration was excellent. I would certainly recommend.

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Easygoing

A nice if a bit far fetched story, narrators were good, nice easy listen while doing the ironing.

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Disappointing

I Usually love titles by Nick Alexander but I stopped listening to this book less halfway through. I struggled with one of the narrators and just found it childish and boring and not the usual standard by any means. Definitely can’t recommend

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  • bGibs
  • 27-05-19

Anticlimactic

Beautiful details of Greece. Ending was bleh. Not very interesting to feel it was worth it.

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  • Kym
  • 05-11-20

Semi interesting story

I stuck with this book to the end because it did have an interesting storyline and I wanted to know the outcome. However from the very beginning it was difficult to distinguish the two main female characters from each other. I had a hard time figuring out who was the mother and who was the daughter until I was several chapters in. I also had to speed up the narration because it dragged on way too slow. My main complaint with the story is that it was just one more example of a weak, timid, stupid woman who couldn't make up her mind, and who was a compulsive liar. The setting and description of Greece was refreshing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-20

Brief homosexuality, some sex without marriage

If you don't have a problem with homosexuality and sex without marriage in your story then it is a great story to read. There were a few areas where I thought"Please stop discussing it and get on with the story". But over all it was a good story.

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  • Kathleen Young
  • 10-09-20

One of the best books I’ve listened to

Such a good book. Great characters, story line, etc. I wish that there were more of this authors books on kindle unlimited - narrated version - since I don’t want to pay for Audible. The 2 women who narrate the book are outstanding. Very clear and pleasant to hear.

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  • Muggle Mom
  • 05-04-20

Strong storyline

Excellent storytelling. I was completely wrapped up into Becky & Laura's lives. It felt authentic and real. Both timelines meshed well and carried me along without any slowness. In fact, I would be upset to switch gears between 1990's Greece to 2018 Greece only to realize within seconds that I was totally spellbound with the plot where it left off minutes before. Definitely picking up another book by Nick Alexander as I find his writing style contemporary and strongly formulated.