Romilly had worked hard for her stunning house in one of Bristol's most fashionable suburbs. She adored her daughter and handsome husband, and, sure, life was sometimes exhausting - but nothing that a large glass of wine couldn't fix.
But then, as deep-buried insecurities surfaced, everything started to unravel. A glass of wine became a bottle; one bottle became two. Once, Romilly's family were everything to her. Now, after years of hiding the drinking, she must finally admit that she has found another love....
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"A gut-wrenching and absolutely brilliant read." (The Irish Sun)
"A gritty, unputdownable read." (Bella)
The topic of alcoholism is always tough. Prowse did a great job! However for a first time reader, I would recommend another book by like her Perfect Daughter. If I had read this book before Prowses others, I doubt I would have continued reading her books to be honest.
I found it heartbreaking and well written. I think if you had drinking illness or have had to stop drinking go some reason, you would feel the pain of the main character and the upset it causes to everyone round the person with the illness.
"Glad I chose this one"
Beautifully written and narrated.
A bittersweet and captivating story that you want to hear to the end.
"Well researched and written story"
I really enjoyed this book in spite of the harrowing subject matter. Amanda Prowse reads her novels superbly and this was no exception.
One of the best books I have ever read. So well written it could have been a true story. Gritty and not an easy listen in places Im so looking forward to reading more by Amanda Prowse , brilliant narration by the author too.
"Makes you think before pouring that second glass"
This is completely different to my usual choice of sci fi escapism or the usual best sellers.
It's fiction but made me think more than a 'self help' book
Good voice, well read
It was thought provoking, sad, I wanted to shake her and say wake up you are ruining your life. I wanted a happy ending. Thinking about it the book is more poignant reaching it's enevitable conclusion
Brilliant story, brilliantly narrated and has made an impact on my life. It left me wanting a sequel! Highly recommended!
What an excellent compelling story, gripped all the way through.
The author told the story in a sympathetic way good book
Amazing emotional insight into the real struggle with addiction. Eye opening. Loved it. The fact that the book gave insight into the mother's struggle and then the perspective from the daughter's view point made this book a must read for all families who has ever been through the struggle with "another love"in their lives...
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