Author(s): Beth Morrey
Prickly. Stubborn. Terribly lonely. But everyone deserves a second chance... A dazzling debut for 2020 - are you ready to meet Missy Carmichael?
Missy Carmichael's life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she's haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock. Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her loneliness is all her own fault. She deserves no more than this; not after what she's done.
But a chance encounter in the park with two very different women opens the door to something different. A new life beckons for Missy, if only she can be brave enough to grasp the opportunity. But seventy-nine is too late for a second chance. Isn't it? '
Bittersweet, tender, thoughtful and uplifting ... I loved it' Nina Stibbe