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Saving Missy

Narrated by: Harriet Walter
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Prickly. Stubborn. Terribly lonely.

But everyone deserves a second chance....

A dazzling debut for 2020 - are you ready to meet Missy Carmichael?

Missy Carmichael’s life has become small.

Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she’s haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock.

Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her loneliness is all her own fault. She deserves no more than this; not after what she’s done. But a chance encounter in the park with two very different women opens the door to something new.

Another life beckons for Missy, if only she can be brave enough to grasp the opportunity. But 79 is too late for a second chance. Isn’t it?

©2020 Beth Morrey (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Bittersweet, tender, thoughtful and uplifting. Reminds you that everyone deserves a second chance. I loved it." (Nina Stibbe, author of Reasons to be Cheerful)

"A beautiful story about love, loss, guilt and the power of friendship." (Jill Mansell, author of Maybe This Time)

"The most beautiful and moving book I’ve read in a long time." (Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths)

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  • 28-09-2020

heartwarming

Saving Missy touches on themes of old age, loneliness, grief, friendships, family relationships, personal growth. Written in the first person, this story of 79 yr old Millicent forming a new life for herself after tragedy and loss, interspersed with her memories which give her backstory, is at once, heart rending and heart warming. Beautiful story.

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didn't want it to end

what a moving story. had tears prickling my eyes as often as it had me laughing.

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What a book!!

There was absolutely nothing I didn't love about this book, laughing out loud at times, crying, this one is a keeper.