Today I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for Invisible Girl by Jill Childs. This heartbreaking story will have you really thinking….and will have you gripped till the end.
A heartbreaking story of family secrets from the USA Today bestselling author of Gracie’s Secret. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.
I know you. I know you in a way you can’t even imagine. I have been searching for you in the years since you wrote that letter – the letter that told me you were looking for me too. But now that I’ve found you, I don’t know if I can say the terrible truth of what I am. It would ruin your perfect life. It would hurt your beautiful daughter.
So, I hesitate – bide my time, for now. This morning, you’re running late and your little girl, tugged by the hand, scurries to keep up with you. She’s clean but a little scrawny. Maybe that’s because you struggle with the bills; maybe she’s just made that way.
I know what it is to have lost a child. I pray you never learn how that feels. But I can’t wait forever… and when I finally tell you my secret, will it break you like it did me all those years ago?
This book had me hooked, but in a completely different way to the usual!
We’re introduced to a homeless lady, Maddy, who sits in her sheltered doorway watching the world go by….learning about the people that she sees. But is she there for a reason? And what has she been through to end up where she is today?
We meet Becca, a single Mum who has recently split from her controlling Husband, getting used to a life of tight purse strings and Christmas approaching….
And we meet Sarah, another single Mum living in the same block of flats as Becca. Her and Becca are friends, and their little girls are best friends but is Sarah all she seems….?
We’re taken on a heartbreaking story where these three peoples lives entertwine and the story that unravels is thought provoking and heart wrenching. I guessed a big part of the story early on but I’m sure the book is written this way, so you’re giving little hints and suggestions throughout. However, this did not in anyway stop me from wanting to read the ending. I got to one point and honestly had no idea how it was going to turn out….!
The story of Maddy and Mick really made me think of all those people that are living on the streets….how many people really do pass them by and don’t give them a thought? Why have they ended up there? What’s their story? How do they survive? Although I do try and help when I can, I think this has given me even more reason to really consider each and every person that I pass on the streets, and help them a little bit if I’m able to.
I really like Becca and her daughter Rosie – she’s just trying to do the best for her kids and their new life. Sarah drove me nuts, and I wanted to kick her up the bum quite a lot!!
This really will have you thinking, and you won’t want to put it down….wanting to get to the end to see if it finishes in the way you hope! Another fab book recommended by me.
about the author
Jill has always loved writing – real and imaginary – and spent 30 years travelling the world as a journalist, living overseas and reporting wherever the news took her. She’s now made her home in London with her husband and twin girls who love stories as much as she does. Although she’s covered everything from earthquakes and floods, riots and wars, she’s found some of the most extraordinary stories right here at home – in the secrets and lies she imagines behind closed doors on ordinary streets, just like yours.
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Thanks so much to Noelle for inviting me on to the tour, and to Jill and Bookouture for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review. All views are my own and are unbiased.
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Enjoy your Sunday my lovelies and thanks for reading.