Claudia Muldoon and her sister, Jenny, live with their parents and their Gran in her house in Blodwen Street. Both parents have good jobs and the family assume they are settled for life, but then Grandpa Muldoon has a seizure and begs his son to return to Ireland.
In Ireland the Muldoons flourish and the girls love the freedom of their new life, though as they grow up, disadvantages become clear.
Claudia has to find work, so both sisters return to Liverpool and to their old pal Danny, who welcomes them back with delight. But both girls' lives take an unexpected turn when Danny's friend, the flamboyant and successful Rob Dingle, returns from America....
©2010 Katie Flynn (P)2010 Soundings
I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
Katie Flynn keeps you hanging on until the last pages of this book, waiting for a bit of justice or desire to come to fruition.
I enjoyed Anne Dover's narration and learned many new, actually old, colloquialisms.
It's a book which emphasizes family ties and explores more than a few individual faults and misconceptions.
I enjoyed the setting, the characters, and the story lines.
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