Voices surround Anna as she lies on her hospital bed, but she cannot answer them. Her voice has been taken, along with her mobility and her sight. She can hear the nurses chattering and her family that come to visit. Her mum cries a lot and her dad struggles to deal with what he sees. Life used to be good for Anna, but life can change in a heartbeat, as she knows so well.
And then there are the people we think we know. When the smile hides the anger. When the beauty hides the beast.
Only Anna knows the truth, but Anna cannot speak.
I enjoyed this story, the idea is great and the execution is very good.
The characters are strong and well developed, the pace was good but I did find it a little slow at times but I am very glad I persisted with the story.
I enjoyed how the story told the life before and after her accident as well as dealing with the trauma of her being in the hospital – I can only imagine how horrific it must be to be in a situation like this. I enjoyed how the story progressed as the book approached its ending.
The writing style was good and I will definitely be looking to see what else the author offers. Four stars from me for this one – I really enjoyed it
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This is Sadie’s first novel. She has three children and a rabbit. She works in healthcare. When she’s not writing or working most of her life seems to involve picking up toys and finding things she’d forgotten she has.
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