Billie and Tom have just found out their father has died. Dislocated from each other and unable to talk about the trauma in their family’s past, Billie decides the best thing to do is get on a plane to her brother in Paris. Maybe there they can find a way to heal?
As their story veers between present bereavement and flashbacks to growing up, we see the siblings search for common ground and attempt to repair old wounds. Following the tracks of their grief, Billie and Tom find themselves – unexpectedly – lost in the catacombs of Paris, confronting both each other and their own demons.
What an incredible read, one that will stay with me forever. I couldn’t believe this was a debut novel, it certainly pulled at my heart strings and bought reality back to life. The story is about Tom and Billie, they have both had a bereavement in the family and seeing as they both are so far away from each other they decide to reconnect and hope that being together will help with the grief. We see the book flit back to them as children and them now as they attempt to get their lives back on track. This is a tender story about families and how you need them to cope through some of the worse possible times of your lives. This book has opened my eyes and made me realise to be grateful for who you have and what you have got.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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another amazing book it sounds really good!
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