Could you take in your best friend’s child, even if it risked destroying your own family?
Jo had thought that her life – and her heart – was full. With a busy job, a husband and a teenage daughter who is going off the rails, keeping her life running smoothly had already felt hard enough.
But now Jo sits at the funeral of her best friend Ginny, crushed by the loss of a friendship that had endured for thirty years: from college and their first days at work through to settling down and raising their own children.
Against her husband’s wishes, Jo has made a life-changing decision: to take in Ginny’s teenage son Victor and raise him as her own. Despite her misgivings, Jo feels she had no choice: Ginny was a single parent and Victor had no other family who could take care of him.
But Victor’s arrival is about to break open the fragile cracks that were already forming on the surface of Jo’s family life and in her small rural community… and expose a secret that has remained hidden for many years, with devastating consequences.
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. I am a big fan or Kerrys writing which has the ability to work through real life issues.
This is a thought provoking book of a family whose dynamics change massively. This examines the many issues that arise .
Teenagers, playground behaviour and thats just between the adults,secrets and friendships..
A brilliant book from start to finish . Kerry expertly deals with the subject of race and the pressures on teenagers.
Published 5th August.