If Only I Could Tell You

If Only I Could Tell You


Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.

As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other?

Our Review

Sisters Lily and Jess haven’t spoken to each other for around 30 years. Their teenager daughters Mia and Phoebe haven’t even met. Their mother, Audrey has tried to reconcile them over the years but has failed every time.

Now Audrey has ben told by her consultant that she has terminal cancer, and this prompts her to try once again to find out what terrible event caused the rift and to see if it can ever be repaired.

This book reminded me of Jodi Picoult and Dianne Chamberlain’s books in the sense that it was an emotive and well thought out plot.

One drawback for me was that I had worked out 80% of the plot before it happened. It was readable but I do like a certain element of surprise.

The relationships between the characters in the book were very realistic and fraught with regrets and recriminations.

As a warning this book discusses a number of sensitive issues: cancer, suicide, miscarriage and family estrangement.

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