The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

by Maggie O'Farrell | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0755308441 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 6/3/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 03, 2017

In the middle of tending to the everyday business at her vintage-clothing shop and sidestepping her married boyfriend’s attempts at commitment, Iris Lockhart receives a stunning phone call: Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital—where she has been locked away for more than sixty-one years.

Iris’s grandmother Kitty always claimed to be an only child. But Esme’s papers prove she is Kitty’s sister, and Iris can see the shadow of her dead father in Esme’s face.

Esme has been labeled harmless—sane enough to coexist with the rest of the world. But she's still basically a stranger, a family member never mentioned by the family, and one who is sure to bring life-altering secrets with her when she leaves the ward. If Iris takes her in, what dangerous truths might she inherit?

All I will say about this book is I LOVED it. Young Esme is such a character (unfortunately for her!) & her tale is both heart breaking & minute I'd be smiling at her antics, the next gasping or cringing with disgust & horror at the way she was treated. It's beautifully told in flashbacks & snippets from an old woman's confused memories but I' ve said too much already....

...because I would say, & I know many others agree with me, don't look up any reviews before reading the book , it's something to be read with no preconceptions & hopefully then you'll find it a delightful surprise just as I did & I'll pass this copy on shortly for a new reader to discover :o)

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