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Publisher's Summary

The day I lost you was the day I discovered I never really knew you.

When Jess' daughter, Anna, is reported lost in an avalanche, everything changes. Jess' first instinct is to protect Rose, Anna's five-year-old daughter. But then she starts to uncover Anna's other life - and unearths a secret that alters their whole world irrevocably.

The day I lost you was the day you tore our family apart.

The perfect emotional and absorbing story for fans of Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls.

©2016 Fionnuala Kearney (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Incredibly moving, it's beautifully written and page-turning." (Susan Lewis)
"A heart-stopping read." (Anna McPartlin, author of Richard and Judy book club pick The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes)
"An intriguing premise, dysfunctional family dynamics, and plenty of secrets, all woven together with wit and style." (Vanessa Lafaye)
"A rich, rewarding and heart-rending story of life, love and loss, so absorbing and well-told I actually found myself crying in coffee shops while I was engrossed in it.... An author who just keeps on getting better and better." (Claudia Carroll)
"An avalanche of intrigue and heartbreak." (Irish Sunday Independent)
"Full of heart and humour and emotion." (Hazel Gaynor, best-selling author of The Girl Who Came Home)
"A cracking story beautifully told.... I couldn't put it down." (Liz Fenwick)
"A beautiful, beautiful novel. Wickedly intriguing, emotionally gripping and stunningly written. I defy every mother not to identify and weep with Jess." (Amanda Prowse)
"A heartfelt, emotion-packed, twist-filled fabulous read from an amazing writer." (Claire Allan)

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 05-02-17

Heart Braking and Heart warming

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes i would, it keeps your attention all the way through, i couldn't wait to get back to the story, and it had me in tears many times, you have to listen to this story.

What other book might you compare The Day I Lost You to, and why?

You before me, as this is just as compelling a story, another must read.

What about Nadia Sawalha’s performance did you like?

Her performance was terrific , she brought every word to life as if you were there with all the people, going through all the ups and downs, and all the joy and heart ache

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The part where they were told that Anna's body had been found, my heart was breaking.

Any additional comments?

I would suggest that you listen to this book with a box of tissues handy.