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Publisher's Summary

Maisie Brennan is standing on a podium on the 20th 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....

©2015 Anna McPartlin (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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Loved it!

Beautifully told story, made all the more compelling by audiobook’s best narrator Aoife McMahon. Looking forward to the next book from this talented author.

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Stick with it.

There were a few patches I almost quit, but glad I stayed in the very end. Wonderful narration.

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Fabulous

I have absolutely loved listening to somewhere inside of Happy. The story line was faultless, i listened to this book at every opportunity I could.
The ending was very emotional.
And of course amazing narration by Aoife McMahon as usual.

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Great read

Loved this book - great characters, and brilliant look at how we are shaped and respond to the challenges in our lives.
Aoife McMahon is an absolute legend! She has such a nuanced interpretation of the text - and an unparalleled value add for every book I’ve heard her read.

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Loved it

One of the best stories I have read. It had everything happiness sadness laughter and overall a thought-provoking book. Very inspiring

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  • Ann D
  • 05-01-2017

Fabulous! Just buy it!

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Absolutely, it's one of the best!

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This is a real find. It is a beautifully written, warm, moving and satisfying book. All of the characters are richly drawn. I engaged with all of the main characters and and completely believed all of the minor ones. The story totally absorbed me. It is compelling to the last word. As always Aoife McManon's narration was excellent. I don't usually just gush in a book review, but for me this book is faultless. I look forward to more by this author.

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  • MCP
  • 27-04-2016

broke my bleedin heart.

an amazing listen. sad, happy, difficult to listen too at times and the end almost broke my heart but would recommend.

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  • Hazel
  • 27-05-2017

Very average but great narration!

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Thought l was onto a real winner after reading the 5 star comments but it was nothing outstanding. Got a bit bored mid way through with the constant negativity and angst epic struggles.

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  • Miss H. F. Sammon
  • 30-07-2017

Outstanding, moving novel which is hard to put down

This is a beautifully written book about the life of 2 boys and the mother of struggling to be what life conforms to be
Make sure you have tissues near by

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  • brenda
  • 22-05-2017

Excellent characterisation and a very enjoyable story

I really liked this book. The characters were very human and very good narration. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Bernice
  • 07-05-2017

Fabulous!!!

Highly recommended!

This is a wonderful book that builds a thriller over many chapters. The narration is wonderful. There is a beauty about this book in the way it deals with some very sensitive relationship issues extremely well. ( No spoilers) Just get it. A brilliant story.



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  • bronagh
  • 28-02-2017

Slow burner but stick with it!!

Beautiful story, beautifully told..twists, turns and very likeable characters. Also interesting subject matter, I really enjoyed it.

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  • Jools
  • 15-01-2017

Can't stop crying

Well written, well narrated. This book has moved me completely and is perfectly true, loved it

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  • Rachelle
  • 21-04-2021

wonderful story

what a lovely book. I got very involved from the first chapter. the story told from different family members. maybe should be on the reading list for schools, colleges etc. gutted when it ended

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  • Amanda
  • 05-05-2018

Amazing

I never write book reviews but just finished this and blown away, amazing narration, amazing story.... I’m crying like a baby!!

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