A fancy house in Chelsea. 3 dead adults in the kitchen. A baby crying upstairs. The baby is well fed, has a clean nappy and shows no sign of neglect. Someone had been caring for her. But who?
@lisajewelluk yes yes yes. This book is just 🔥. The most seamless transitions between different characters and time periods. I actually didn’t think I was going to like it when I read the first few pages. I was so wrong. It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, I thought it was going to be set in the time of the adults being found dead and the baby found upstairs. It was actually told years later, upon the baby turning 25 and realising she has inherited this house. We see stories from Henry when he was living in this house growing up. And we also see the life of Lucy, who is homeless in France with her 2 children and dog Fitz. She is, of course, connected to the other characters and the story, and the connection was simple yet so effective. The ending doesn’t completely wind up the story, but in a good way, which is very unusual and something which not many authors pull off. I was like please tell me what happens next but I actually loved it! Definitely the best book I’ve read this month, at least! Tbh, I can’t remember the last time I read a book I loved this much. I requested it from the library in August and only got it this week, I can confirm it was worth the wait.