What sort of mother would leave her all alone… a gripping and heart-wrenching domestic drama that won’t let you go.
Lily, who is almost three years old, wakes up alone at home with only her cuddly toy for company. She is afraid of the dark, can’t use the phone, and has been told never to open the door to strangers.
But why is Lily alone and why isn’t there anyone who can help her? What about the lonely old woman in the flat downstairs who wonders at the cries from the floor above? Or the grandmother who no longer sees Lily since her parents split up?
All the while a young woman lies in a coma in hospital – no one knows her name or who she is, but in her silent dreams, a little girl is crying for her mummy… and for Lily, time is running out.
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About the Author
Vivien Brown lives in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of London, with her husband and two cats. After a career in banking and accountancy and the birth of her twin daughters, she gave up working with numbers and moved into working with words and has never looked back.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The story kept me interred the entire way through. Watching Ruby’s emotional growth for Lily’s well bring was right on and inspiring.
Good read. Hope to see more feom this author.
Very well done.
One decision made in anger and resentment can change your whole life. That is what Ruby, Lily’s mother, is going to find out and all she can hope that it’s not to late for her or her daughter to get help before it’s too late. This book is not a thriller, if you know that before starting to read the story, it really is a very good read. It’s easy to get pulled into the story of little Lily, alone at home, not knowing why her mum has left her and isn’t coming back. My hear went out to that little girl, not knowing or understanding what to do all by herself. Lonely, hungry and hurting herself. The neighbors not realizing that there is something horrible wrong, going on with their life. Well, this book describes some of the problems society has today, the not caring, not helping and always ready to judge about anybody. But it also shows that hate and the want for revenge can make you blind and blindside you into doing stupid things. I liked how the story enfold and how the life of the characters are slowly entwining with each other. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK!
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