Emotional · mystery · suspense

Maria in the Moon – Louise Beech ★★★★★

Blurb; Long ago my beloved Nanny Eve chose my name. Then one day she stopped calling me it. I try now to remember why, but I just can’t.’

Thirty-one-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can’t remember everything. She can’t remember her ninth year. She can’t remember when her insomnia started. And she can’t remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria. With a promiscuous past, and licking her wounds after a painful breakup, Catherine wonders why she resists anything approaching real love. But when she loses her home to the deluge of 2007 and volunteers at Flood Crisis, a devastating memory emerges … and changes everything. Dark, poignant and deeply moving, Maria in the Moon is an examination of the nature of memory and truth, and the defences we build to protect ourselves, when we can no longer hide…

My Review; Oh wow. How do I even begin to review this book? My first book by this author and it was perfect! It had me crying, laughing and feeling sad. This is a beautiful story but also heart-breaking. This story has a strong message within we could all learn from.

I absolutely loved Catherine’s character. She is strong, brave and a powerful character no matter what she went through. At times she felt weak she got through it and she was never alone. This is an absolutely brilliant story of real life. A beautiful, moving story that is bound to stick with its readers. I also fell in love with Chris’s character… What a gent!

This is going in my top 20 reads of 2018. I can already feel a book hangover coming on… Utterly perfect. I’m sad I finished it! What a brilliant story. A well deserved five stars, highly recommend. A must buy. A must read.

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