Maisie Brennan is standing on a podium on the twentieth anniversary of the death of her son, trying to find the first breath that will help her start talking to a room full of strangers. A daunting task at the best of times, but she's also menopausal and one hot flush away from totally losing it. But as Maisie begins her story, she relaxes and word by word disappears into her past, back to the day when one mistaken action led to a chain of events that changed her life forever...
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Anna McPartlin is a novelist and scriptwriter. Her previous incarnation as a stand-up comedian left an indelible mark. She describes herself as a slave to the joke and finds humour and humanity in even the darkest situations. Anna lives in Wicklow with her husband and animals.Review:
"THE most beautiful book - compassionate, gritty, warm, authentic, uplifting." Marian Keyes "My heart was ripped right out. I couldn't put it down." Adele Parks "An emotional roller coaster of a read" Good Housekeeping "Brims with life ... and will keep you thoroughly gripped until the truth is revealed." Sunday Mirror "Warm Irish humour lifts this book into another realm." My Weekly
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Buchbeschreibung Black Swan Random House UK Mrz 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - 'And just like that my boy was gone.' Maisie Bean is a fighter. A survivor. Seventeen years ago, she went on a first date that went so badly it was enough to put the girl off chips. The marriage that followed was hell but it gave her two children: funny, caring Jeremy and bullish but brilliant Valerie. Just as it seems everything might finally start going right, sixteen-year-old Jeremy goes missing. The police descend and a media storm swirls, over five days of searching that hurtle towards an inevitable, terrible conclusion. Maisie is facing another fight, and this time it's the fight of her life. But she's a survivor. Whatever the odds, she'll never give in. From the bestselling author of The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes comes this heart-breaking yet uproariously uplifting new novel about love, resilience and the life-changing power of hope. 432 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780552777384