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A year ago, Charlie’s life seemed to be following a plan: she had a beautiful house, a lovable dog and an upcoming wedding. But she felt trapped. A few months before the big day, ignoring the warnings from her family, she abandoned her life and fled to the other side of the world in a bid for freedom.
But when her mother unexpectedly falls ill, Charlie has to cut her trip short. She flies home, but by the time she gets to the hospital, it’s too late.
Her mother is gone, but she’s left a mystery behind. Why did she buy a canal boat, and where did the money for it come from? As Charlie attempts to work through her grief and pick up the pieces of her life, she follows the threads of her mother’s secret past – but has she missed her chance to learn the truth?
Sarah Jasmon lives on a canal boat near Manchester with her children. She has had several short stories published, is curating a poetry anthology, and has recently graduated from the Creative Writing MA course at Manchester Metropolitan University. To find out more, visit http://www.sarahjasmon.com
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Damp Pebbles Blog Tours and Black Swan for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
Okay first of all, don’t you love when authors add a little piece of their lives into novels that you probably wouldn’t know about unless they told you about it? Did you see that Jamson lives on a canal boat? Charlie’s mom bought a canal boat? Just the little stuff like that makes me enjoy a book even more, so I was super glad to see that even from the small synopsis that we got to read even before we get to the first page.
I know from the synopsis, it doesn’t seem like this is going to be a thriller by any means, and then it just gets real. Like, my gosh I just don’t even know if I was really going to get that feeling from this but I did. Very, very interesting and I was very intrigued with this storyline. I definitely understand the feeling of being trapped and all that, although I don’t know if I could have ditched out on my wedding and stuff like Charlie did.
Was that brave? Selfish? I don’t know, but I was really impressed. I wish I could just travel to the other side of the world like that, although with my four dogs, I wouldn’t have been able to leave them or afford to have them come with me. That may change though I don’t know. Just saying!