“Ben is the sole survivor of a crime that claims his mother and countless others. He is just six years old, and already he must find a new place for himself in the world.
Lucy, the doctor who tends to Ben, is grappling with a personal upheaval of her own. She feels a profound connection to the little boy who has lived through the unthinkable. Will recovering his memory heal him, or damage him further?
Clare has long believed that the lifetime of secrets she’s been keeping don’t matter to anyone anymore, until an unexpected encounter prompts her to tell her story.
As they each struggle to confront the events – past and present – that have defined their lives, something stronger than fate is working to bring them together…”
This was another read on The Pigeonhole, in fact it’s my sixth read with them this year! For those of you who don’t know it’s like an online book club, reading along with other readers on the web. The book was split into 10 parts, called staves, emailed to me each day. I was able to leave comments throughout and interact with the others. The author also interacted with us a lot which was great, plus there were Q&As with her and ThePigeonhole throughout.
This was a beautifully written book that got under my skin in such a subtle way that I didn’t realise until the closing sentences.
Clare and Ben’s stories were definitely my favourite part of the book, especially as Clare was recounting her life to Gloria. Lucy’s story was really interesting, although some of the medical descriptions were a bit too much for me at times. I think if you enjoy medical stories you’d enjoy this part.
I loved the way the author captivated me with her writing, bringing Clare, Ben and Lucy’s so vividly too life and how she seamlessly brought those strands together at the end.
Another wonderful read from The Pigeonhole and a book that I thoroughly recommend.