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4.0 out of 5 stars No family is the same, 7 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Family Baggage (Paperback)
This is the second Monica McInerney book I have read, and it is as gripping in its basic storyline as Those Faraday Girls.

The Turner Travel Agency is based in Australia and although the book flits back to the country and the people Harriet has left behind its focus is on Cornwall. Here Harriet has to take the Willoughby TV tour on her own after her brother James has an accident and her surrogate sister Lara disappears.

We as readers see Harriet go through reliving what led to her nervous breakdown caused by the death of her parents. The introduction of Lara to the Turner family when she was just eight after the death of her parents, the wonderful support of Gloria, Austin the son who broke away from the family business. As well as Melissa, James overbearing, bossy wife who takes the business to another level. All these incidences, anecdotes and stories from the past are told in flashback chapters. McInereny weaves them into the book, so you do not see the join in jumping backwards and forwards but you always know exactly where you are in the story.

As the story unfolds we see the whole Turner family change whether for the better or not is an opinion of each of us who read the book. The suspense is held in wanting to find out why they act and react as they do to the situations they are in.

A book you can get into and lost in. Lost in the descriptions of the scenery of Australia, Cornwall and even Ireland. The author must be well travelled or well researched to cover it all so well. Even down to the possessiveness of those on the Willoughby tour, who believe it all to be real? I felt as a reader I had even watched this series (it is fictitious) as it was all brought to life so effectively. That is what makes this book a good read.
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