Book Review Sunday : What She Never Told Me : Kate McQuaile

Happy Sunday Guys.

Can you believe we’re in November already? Call me crazy but I love the Autumn/ Winter months, especially when the clocks go back. I love dark evenings, heating on, snuggled up in pj’s with a good book and a cuppa. It’s the simple pleasures in life!

Which brings me on to book review Sunday, which is “What She Never Told Me” by Kate McQuaile.

I talked to my mother the night she died, losing myself in memories of when we were happiest together. But I held one memory back, and it surfaces now. I see a green postbox and a small hand stretching up to its oblong mouth. I am never sure whether that small hand is mine. But if not mine, whose? Louise Redmond left Ireland for London before she was twenty. Now, more than two decades later, her heart already breaking from a failing marriage, she is summoned home. Her mother is on her deathbed, and it is Louise’s last chance to learn the whereabouts of a father she never knew. Stubborn to the end, Marjorie refuses to fill in the pieces of her daughter’s fragmented past. Then Louise unexpectedly finds a lead. A man called David Prescott . . . but is he really the father she’s been trying to find? And who is the mysterious little girl who appears so often in her dreams? As each new piece of the puzzle leads to another question, Louise begins to suspect that the memories she most treasures could be a delicate web of lies.” (Blurb taken from Amazon)

If you follow me on Twitter (if you don’t and you want to, just click the icon) you’ll know already that I loved this book. At first I thought it would be pretty standard, and the focus of the book would be Louise’s journey to find her real father. However I was really surprised by all the twists and turns this book takes! I wasn’t expecting the ending at all and that’s why I loved it. I also really enjoyed the little back stories, Louise’s business and her relationship and how they tied in. It’s quite easy to not like Marjorie at the beginning of the book, but towards the end, you start to sympathise with her. She’s a really complex character and so well written. This book really draws you in and is a fantastic read. Highly recommend!

Let me know if you read this book and what your thoughts were, and as always please feel free to recommend any books you enjoy.

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