Firstly I wish to thank Rebecca Collins of Hobeck Books for inviting me to read and review this book .
ABOUT THE BOOK
A mother and daughter torn apart
An explosive accident on the way to Glasgow airport leaves Daria hurt, bereaved and confused. Her daughter has vanished without a trace and nobody is telling her what happened. Evie’s gone. That’s all. Gone. What does Daria have left to live for?
A mother and daughter reunited
Margie can’t believe it. Bridie is hurt. Bridie needs her. They manage to escape the smoke, the noise and the confusion. They are together, that’s all that matters. Everything will be better in the morning, Margie tells Bridie. And it will.
The bonds that never break
Will Daria ever be able to put the pieces of her tattered life back together after the loss of her daughter? Is it possible that things aren’t quite as they seem? Can the unimaginable turn out to be the truth?
Linda Huber’s brilliant novel is a compelling and moving tale of motherly love, loss and redemption which you won’t be able to put down.
I have read books by Linda Huber before, but this has taken her into another league! Just get ready to have the stuffing knocked out of you on every page of this book as a series of events throw three women onto tangled paths that alter each of their lives. The story revolves around Evie, Daria’s daughter, who is only four-years-old.
There are some fabulous characters in this story, and although your heart breaks for Daria, Evie and their family, I couldn’t feel angry about what happened. Margie probably saved Evie’s life, but she didn’t see everything else around her. Not the chaos or the fire, she just saw Brodie, her young daughter, and she needed to get her home because she was hurt. Evie went with her because she was so young and was looking for her mummy.
I was already in pieces at just a few chapters into this story that’s followed by heartbreaking scenes. Harsh words and judgement can’t ever be taken back. People hit out at the ones they love, and blame has to be put on someone, it is what we do. There is so much overwhelming grief of loss, guilt and not being able to say goodbye.
The story follows Daria, Margie and Lianne, who has recently moved into the neighbourhood with her daughter Frith. It is full of tender moments, beautifully stories, and so much love, besides the grief. A fabulous story that I read with tears and smiles as I connected with every single character in this story.
I wish to thank the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linda Huber is an ex-physiotherapist who grew up in Glasgow but has lived over half her life in Switzerland, where she writes psychological suspense novels as Linda Huber as well as feel-good novellas under her pen name Melinda Huber.
The inspiration for her books comes from everyday life – a family member’s struggle with dementia, the discovery that a child in her extended family drowned in the 1940s, and more.
The Runaway is Linda’s ninth suspense novel, and tells the story of a Nicola, who relocates to Cornwall with her husband and daughter – but the future they’re all looking for isn’t the one they find…
She is currently working on another suspense novel and enjoying life on the banks of lovely Lake Constance.