Is living on the edge of society a choice? Or is choice a luxury of the fortunate? Joe, fighting drug addiction, runs until the sea halts his progress. His is a faltering search for meaningful relationships. ‘Let Luck be a friend,’ Nuala is told but it had never felt that way. Abandoned at five years old, survival means learning not to care. Her only hope is to take control of her own destiny.The intertwining of their lives makes a compelling story of darkness and light, trauma, loss and second chances.
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This was a beautifully written book which manages to be both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.
Firstly the author obviously has a deep understanding of her subject with the characters all seeming very realistic. I liked how the author took me through each of their backstories as it made me feel more connected to them and ensured I cared more about what they were going through.
The way the story is told just draws the reader into the story, while the challenges the characters face make the story surprisingly gripping. I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next. The courage some of the characters showed was beautiful to read about and I found myself firmly on their side. I will be be reading more from this author in the future.
Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Jo Jackson is the author of two novels. She was born in Birmingham UK. She was a nurse and midwife before becoming a family psychotherapist. In the 1980’s Jo lived with her husband and children in Cairo and it is from here that the inspiration for her first novel ‘Too Loud a Silence’ came. Her second novel, Beyond the Margin is set in Ireland. She began writing 30 years ago when she had several short stories published. Her novels have been received with high acclaim.