Half a World Away By Mike Gayle

Half a World Away By Mike Gayle

Strangers living worlds apart.
Strangers with nothing in common.

But it wasn’t always that way…

Kerry Hayes is single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot forget her past.

Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill. Adopted as a young child, Noah never looks back.

When Kerry contacts Noah, the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will change both of their lives forever.

My Thoughts:

I have not read any of Mike’s books before so was intrigued to see what they were all about. There are two main characters in this book, Kerry who is a single mum living on a council estate, she cleans houses for the richer people that she in a million years could never afford, she had a bad past as a child and was taken into care, having never seen her brother for a very long time, she gets in touch with him, but how has his life changed compared to hers? Noah is successful and has a wife and daughter. They live in a lovely expensive house that Kerry could only dream of. But will the siblings get on or will Kerry be too jealous of the life Noah is now leading? I liked the story but I feel as though I knew what was going to happen so it didn’t really excite me, I liked reading about Kerry’s life but not really about Noah’s. I just wished it would of been better.

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