The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

What would you do if you learned that the life you lived was a lie?

Nina McCarrick lives the perfect life, until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.
Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate—and the sister—she thought she had left far behind.
But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed—her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.
Bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this stirring and empowering tale of one woman’s loss and love.

Wow! This is a stunner of a book. Right from the start I was engrossed.  I felt so sad for Nina when Finn died, and for her lovely boys. It was as though I knew them personally.

She is left with nothing, and you feel so much sympathy and pride for her when she tries to put her life back together again.

It feels like such a huge, momentous story, and yet it’s something that happens all the time to ordinary people.  This is what makes Amanda Prowse’s books so extraordinary.

This book should come with warnings: will make you cry and smile, and also, be prepared to want to cancel everything so that you can finish it.

Thought-provoking and captivating, it’s a must-read.

MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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