Before I Saw You By Emily Houghton

Before I Saw You By Emily Houghton


Alice and Alfie are strangers. But they sleep next to each other every night.

Alfie Mack has been in hospital for months recovering from an accident. A new face on the ward is about as exciting as life gets for him right now, so when someone moves into the bed next to him he’s eager to make friends. But it quickly becomes clear that seeing his neighbour’s face won’t happen any time soon.

Alice Gunnersley has been badly burned and can’t even look at herself yet, let alone allow anyone else to see her. She keeps the curtain around her bed firmly closed, but it doesn’t stop Alfie trying to get to know her. And gradually, as he slowly brings Alice out of her shell, might there even be potential for more?

My Thoughts:

I loved this story so much, it was a shame when I came to the final pages and I just wanted to read it again ( which I did) I loved everything about this book, the cover is so bright and vibrant and the story just really got to me. I know what it is like spending a lot of time in hospital so I felt as though I could relate to Alfie and Alice and knew their ups and downs of being in hospital. It was such a fresh idea of a story which really worked. Two people in one hospital ward, both going through a traumatic time but as they get to know each other they open up to each other and try to find their way back onto the path of recovery. It is such a beautifully told story and one that will remain in my heart for a very long time. I will never forget it.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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