- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1298 KB
- Print Length: 438 pages
- Publisher: Wild Pressed Books (1 May 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01EKRJ46O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #551,534 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ellie can’t work out whether she’s running away from the past or towards a future she always felt she should have had. She left university and had baby after baby without even meaning to. But it was her third child she blamed for ruining her life.
Now her children have grown and Ellie is on her own. She shocks everybody by selling her home and moving into a converted van to travel the country selling handmade dolls at craft fairs.
It can be lonely on the road. Ellie has two companions: her dog, Jack, and the mysterious
Eliza who turns up in the most unexpected places. At every encounter with Eliza, Ellie feels as if she’s standing again in the aching cold of a waterfall in Iceland, the sound of crashing water filling her with dread.
Ellie can’t change the past. But is it really too late to rectify the bad thing she did when Eliza was a baby?
This book was not what I was expecting. I found it well written, but too many characters to remember and keep track of, let alone the relationships between them. It was disjointed, even though the chapters were dated and I was very confused with when and where the setting was. A very hard read. Because of this I can only give 3*
The writing style is very different from my usual read but once I was about a quarter into it i found myself gripped.
Although the third child is in a sense the focus of the tale, it is the mother's character and situation that really haunts the reader. The dolls she creates and sells, replicate the years of child-bearing. The faceless one (not for sale) seems more a symbol of herself than of the daughter. The doll lacks the means of communication until at last eyes and mouth are sewn on, and a recipient allowed.
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