This story is about a women called Nina who’s husband dies in a car accident leaving her alone with 2 boys. His death reveals to her that her wealthy lifestyle is a lie and in fact she has no money left. Therefore she has to give up her house, most of her possessions, and removes the children from their posh school. She ends up moving back down to her home town of Southampton with the help of her sister who still lives there.
I enjoyed reading the story, as i often do with Amanda’s books. I found it quite moving in some places and particularly enjoyed the characters of the 2 boys. The story was also as much about how Nina had become the person she had, shielded from the outside world by her husband and wealth. In particular contrast to that of her sister.
There were however a few little points i found unbelievable like when they knocked the wall down, instant wifi in the flat, and the mobile phone contract still available! Surely this would have been paid for by monthly D Debit, but how???!!
I was glad the romance with the son of the lady in the old peoples home went the way it did as the book had moments of becoming a little too cliched.
As i said i enjoyed the book but felt somehow things slotted into place for her a little too easily for real life.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review