Josephine Short was clearly a very practical woman, but it also appears she was a woman with a secret or two. When her great-nephew’s wife, Janet Wakefield, gets a call from the Berebury Nursing Home, she’s somewhat taken aback. Not only does it come as a surprise to hear that her husband’s estranged great aunt has passed away, but more surprising is the fact she had been living locally for some years.
Janet is sure that her husband Bill was the last of Josephine’s close family, so imagine her surprise when a handsome young man approaches her at the funeral and introduces himself as Josephine’s grandson. Janet has never even heard of a child, never mind a grandchild….
I'm afraid the narrator of this novel was so distracting it thoroughly ruined this book for me. He sounded like he was suffering From a very bad head cold that suddenly cleared up at the end of chapter 12. His character portrayals were so exaggerated it was almost laughable. The story itself went nowhere fast and then seemed to fling itself at the finish line in a final flourish.
I wouldn't recommend this audio book I'm sorry to say, more because of the narration than the flimsy story line.
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