Alison is a marriage mender. Her job is to help couples who fear they have reached the end of the line. But the trouble with spending your time sorting out other people’s problems is that you tend to take your eye off your own.

Even when her husband’s ex Lydia arrives on the doorstep demanding to see her son, Alison thinks she can handle it.

But what Alison doesn’t realise is that Lydia is the one person who has the ability to destroy their happy family. And sometimes the cracks can run so deep that even a marriage mender can’t repair them.


Firstly a huge thanks to The book bar/Quercus  for sending me this ,this beauty is the first book from them so I was very excited to receive it. The cover is beautiful!

I stayed up till silly o clock reading this as couldn’t put it down once started .Always a sign of a good book .

I loved loved this book, the characters ,the storyline even having funny extracts between chapters which I believe are comments from married couples…some are very funny.

This book just unravelled int such a fantastic emotive story involving family ,lies ,love, loss and secrets .Even right towards the end there was a new twist which worked so well .

I was adopted so this book touched me at a personal level which always makes my connection with a book even deeper.

Alison is such a strong character and she dealt with things far better than I probably would .

I could really relate to her husband and her step son and how they question their identity .

Matilda is  a little gem of a character and she brings light to some dark days for this family.

As well as the family we meet Alisons clients who all have their own stories to tell and marriages to mend.

I would have liked to have known more at the end …wont say more than that !

A thoroughly enjoyable book .



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