From the number-one best-selling author of Bad Behaviour and If You Were Me comes an engaging, warm and thought-provoking new novel about a secret that can't be kept under wraps any longer - whatever the consequences.
Not to be missed by readers of Jane Green, Lisa Jewell, and Marian Keyes. A romantic holiday in sunny Rome. A happy marriage strong enough to last 40 years. Three children, now adults, who've grown up secure in the knowledge that they know everything about their mum and dad and each other.
But they don't. On the day of the surprise anniversary party Steffie and her brother and sister have arranged for their parents, there's a shock in store for all of them. Especially for Steffie. It's definitely going to be a day to remember....
©2015 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2015 Headline Digital
Or if they are, it's overshadowed by the annoying ones. I couldn't stand Rochine and I have no idea why everyone put up with her?! She ruined this book for me, but everyone was so self involved and lacked empathy.
I enjoyed this easy to listen book as I have been stressed and this was comforting me time
"Well told holiday listening"
An interesting family story.
well narrated,with emotions coming over clearly.
an easy listen, predictable but enjoyable ending. A feel good book.
"So disappointing !"
A decent storyline, it was so predictable, insipid, boring. 20 mins in and you could have written the outcomes yourself
No, if this is indicative of her style of writing
none, no gripe with narrator.
Narrator, tried hard to make it interesting but storyline was awful
It's a very easy enjoyable read, a little predictable in places but still very good reading.
The different family members views of the secret and it's impact on them throughout their lives.
She always gives a strong performance and her voices for the characters are so good!
"Easy to follow"
I have never had audio books before. I enjoyed the luxury of just listening. It is an easy book to follow, once you learn the many characters, and an excellent way to wind down of an evening.
"accents ate terrible"
This reader has a single repertoire of irish accents for everybook she reads and that means everyone has a flat Dublin accent- really grating to listen to.
"Good book to listen to."
The reader had a easily understandable Irish accent which she changed for various characters, adding to the enjoyment.
I felt that part of the story was a bit weak...would anyone suddenly reveal those family secrets at a surprise anniversary party, in front of all the guests? I found you really had to stretch literary license to believe this.
The sub plots which emerged from the party and announcement, were however good, and the characterisation of Steffie was excellent.
Overall. A good book, if you accept the premise.
Well rounded characters, good plot,very enjoyable story . good narrator. first time I read Sheila Flanagan but will read more soon
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