Published by Sea Dragon PressDate Published: 25 August, 2020
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From Jenni Ogden, author of award-winning A Drop in the Ocean, comes a gripping tale of family secrets and mother–daughter conflict set in London, New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and on a remote island off the coast of New Zealand.
Georgia Grayson has perfected the art of being two people: a neurosurgeon on track to becoming the first female Director of Neurosurgery at a large London hospital, and a wife and mother. Home is her haven where, with husband Adam’s support, she copes with her occasional anxiety attacks. That is until her daughter, 15-year-old Lara, demands to know more about Danny, her mysterious biological father from New Orleans who died before she was born. “Who was he? Why did he die? WHO AM I?” Trouble is, Georgia can’t tell her.
As escalating panic attacks prevent her from operating, and therapy fails to bring back the memories she has repressed, fractures rip through her once happy family. Georgia sees only one way forward, — to return to New Orleans where Danny first sang his way into her heart, and then to the rugged island where he fell to his death. Somehow she must uncover the truth Lara deserves, whatever the cost.
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Jenni Ogden is a new to me author and one I’m glad I had the chance to learn about. Her writing style is unique, and her characters are chiseled perfectly. I went into this story, not knowing what to expect but what I got??? Was so worth the read!
This novel absolutely sucked me in, twisted me up inside, and kept me hooked until I reached the last page. It has the perfect amount of suspense, trying to figure out what happened to Georgia’s past love, the perfect amount of drama filled family matters, and Hurricane Katrina mixed with the very real reality of mental health issues. Those things all wrapped up into one amazing novel made for the perfect escape.
I devoured this story in 24 hours. As someone who suffers from severe anxiety attacks, I related to Georgia so much and I could not put it down. Ogden has a true talent for writing an absolutely captivating and heart wrenching story. From start to finish, I fell in love with the travels of Georgia and Lara, the emotions they shared, the story line. It is definitely a story I will be turning to again and again for that needed escape! Well done, Ogden! Well done!