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1980: Josephine escapes her home in Ireland, hoping never to return. She starts a new, exciting life in London, but as much as she tries, she can't quite leave the trauma of her childhood behind.

Seventeen years and two children later, Josephine gets a call from her sister to tell her that their mother is dying and wants to see her - a summons she can't refuse.

1997: Ten-year-old Clare is counting down to the summer holidays, when she is going to meet her grandparents in Ireland for the first time. She hopes this trip will be "just what the doctor ordered" and cheer her mum up.

But family secrets can't stay buried forever, and following revelations in Ireland, Josephine and her family unravel, perhaps to the point of no return.

©2018 Alice Fitzgerald (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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A must read!

An excellent read. Great story told through the eyes of a 10 year old girl and her mother. Family relationships, love, submission, abuse and post traumatic stress disorder all intertwined in this story of an Irish family spanning three generations. The events are very moving and the way the story unfolds, you get drawn in and feel strongly for and about the characters.
I definitely loved this book and highly recommend it. I am also hoping there is going to be a sequel, as I feel there is still a lot more to the story!
Thank you to the author for a great book!

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Highly recommended!

Thought provoking theme of family and the ties that bind, the experiences that shape us and how difficult trauma is to escape from. Expertly written, beautifully told through the mother daughter perspective. Brought to life wonderfully by audible readers.