A family secret, a mysterious legacy, and a journey that will change everything…

When Isla, a 65-year-old grandmother, is left nothing but an old painting in her mother’s will, while her sisters and aunt inherit the estate, she is devastated. Close to retirement, getting ready to live on her own terms, the last thing she expects at this time of her life is such turmoil. So, to find an explanation for her mother’s rejection, she embarks on a road-trip.

But, right at the last moment, she’s forced to take her sullen – and, in her view, impossible – 14-year-old granddaughter Charlie with her. Cramped together in Isla’s car with her smelly old dog, these ill-assorted travelling companions set off to uncover some shattering and life-changing family truths at the same time as learning to love each other…

Firstly a huge thank you to sj at Simon and Schuster for my gorgeous hardback . I will also share my review on netgalley.

Im a huge fan of Fannys books and i knew just by seeing the cover i would love this. Clue the black lab may have influenced that decision.

I devoured this in one evening and was perfect for a cold January day. Family, secrets,love and loss are all running themes in this story. Fantastic charactars and i loved reading the relationship between grandma and granddaughter blossom .

Written in alternate timelines,locations and perspectives this gives the reader great insight into more than one layer of this book.

Cleverly written and thought provoking this is a great read and i highly revommend .

Full of warmth and wit this makes the perfect escapism.

Published 7th January

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