The story is just so wonderfully told - in two voices; that of nine-year-old (nearly ten) Milo and thirty-nine year old (nearly forty) Kat. The reader is enticed into the story when it begins with a car accident in Dublin. A lorry driver falls asleep and two cars are involved in the collision. One is driven by Beth, Milo's mother who is visiting Ireland from her home in Brighton, the other is driven by Kat. Kat's car is written-off but she escapes with just a fractured rib. Beth dies, she doesn't return home to Milo.
Alternate chapters are narrated by Milo and Kat. Two people connected by one tragic accident - or are they? As the story unfolds it becomes clear that there is far more to connect them than just the car accident.
I was really impressed by this novel, the writing is engaging and very very funny in places. It's also heart-breakingly sad in others. The plot is fast-flowing, the characters are realistic and worth caring about.
A really great read that I would recommend to others, especially if you've enjoyed novels by Marian Keyes or Ella Griffin.
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