about the book
Paperback, 480 pages
Published February 16th 2014 by Quercus Books (first published January 16th 2014)
ISBN 184866320X (ISBN13: 9781848663206)
The loss of her mother has left Kali McKenzie with too many unanswered questions. But while clearing out Elena’s art studio, she finds a drawer packed with postcards, each bearing an identical one-line message a Canadian gallery owner called Susannah Gillespie: thinking of you. Who is this woman and what does she know about Elena’s hidden past?
Desperate to find out, Kali travels with her toddler, Finn, to Susannah’s isolated home on a remote British Columbian island, a place of killer whales and storms. But as bad weather closes in, Kali quickly realises she has made a big mistake. The handsome and enigmatic Susannah refuses to talk about the past, and as Kali struggles to piece together what happened back in the 1970s, Susannah’s behaviour grows more and more erratic. Most worrying of all, Susannah is becoming increasingly preoccupied with little Finn . . .
A tense, thrilling novel about a family divided by secrets, and the lengths a mother will go to protect her child.
It's been a while since I've read a complete book in one sitting. This book is amazing. I read the entire book in a few hours.
This book will hook you in immediately and not let you go.
A mother's relationship with her child is the heart and soul of this book. How much do we really know about our parents? We see them as mom and dad, but they are much more. Kali discovers this after the death of her mother.
Some characters in this book are annoying, some arrogant, others merely sad. All will somehow tug at your heart.
I highly recommend this book. It is a wonderful summer/beach read.
Thank you Eidelweiss/Above the treeline and Quercus Books for allowing me to read this truly wonderful story.
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