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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching novel., 2 Mar 2013
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The story deals with Catherine, who is struggling to cope with the death of her beloved son, Max; her husband Andrew & his elderly mother Elsa, who is struggling to cope with the aftermath of a stroke.
It's wonderfully descriptive. Even the minute detail is included, which makes you feel as if you are there living this along with the characters. Different chapters are from different characters' points of view, which I really enjoyed, as you get a different perspective. Elsa's deterioration really struck me, as she is presented as a such a strong women in earlier days.
It's quite topical as well with the mentions of war & peacekeeping in far away lands & I felt like I could identity slightly with this, having heard similar stories on the news these last few years.
An emotional & moving book, which touches on issues of loss, family, relationships & really just who we are as people. This is the first book I have read by Elizabeth Day but I will certainly be seeking out her earlier work.
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2013 15:17:56 GMT
I know Amazon send out preorders a little early, but two weeks?!

I suspect this and the other reviews are fakes.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Mar 2013 18:13:19 GMT
Lorna says:
You suspect wrong, I received a proof copy to review elsewhere.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Mar 2013 18:37:52 GMT
Right...do you know the author?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Mar 2013 19:15:30 GMT
Lorna says:
No, sorry. To be honest, I'd never heard of her before I was sent this book. I received a proof copy from Waterstones as part of their Read & Review scheme. It is a good book though!
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