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The river can take you home. But the river can also drag you under....

'It's something she learned years ago - the hard way - and that she knows she will never forget: even the sweetest fruit will fall and rot into the earth, eventually. No matter how deep you bury the pain, the bones of it will rise up to haunt you...like the echoes of a summer's night, like the river flowing relentlessly on its course.'

Margot Sorrell didn't want to go home. She had spent all her adult life trying not to look behind. But a text from her sister Lucy brought her back to Somerset. 'I need you.' 

As Margot, Lucy and their eldest sister, Eve, reunite in the house they grew up in beside the river, the secrets they keep from each other and from themselves, refuse to stay hidden. A wedding brings them together but long-simmering resentments threaten to tear the family apart. No one could imagine the way this gathering would change them all forever. And through the sorrow they are forced to confront, there is a chance that healing will also come. But only if the truth is told. 

The new novel from best-selling author Hannah Richell. A wise and emotionally powerful story of a broken family and the courage it takes to heal. 

©2020 Hannah Richell (P)2020 Hachette Australia Audio

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Heart-achingly beautiful.

Need a decent spell of time to let this one settle.
The writing and story line is second to none. Perfectly narrated too. An incredibly well observed and detailed account of what can and does happen within a family, the influence that we have on one another and all that cannot be said along with the assumptions we all make at times.
How powerful is that overarching feeling of love though.
My only negative criticism is that a couple of the characters were a bit too good to be true but I wholeheartedly recommend this. It was brilliant.

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