Summary

Brighton, 1938: Grace Kemp is pushed away by the family she has shamed. Rejected and afraid, she begins a new life as a nurse. But danger stalks the hospital too, and she'll need to be on her guard to avoid falling into familiar traps. And then there are the things she sees....Strange portents that have a way of becoming real.
Eighty years later, Mina Morgan is brought to the same hospital after a near-fatal car crash. She is in terrible pain but recalls nothing. She's not even sure whom to trust. Mina too sees things that others cannot, but now, in hospital, her visions are clearer than ever....
Two women, separated by decades, are drawn together by a shared space and a common need to salvage their lives.
©2016 Sarah Painter (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Patricia Grundy on 11-05-16

Well written but just OK

An OK story, told from 2 different perspectives, belonging to 2 different time periods. I enjoyed both stories on their own - one more than the other - but didn't see a lot of point in their juxtaposition in this book. Grace's story, set in the '30s, felt more interesting to me. Whereas Mina got on my nerves with her "I was such a horrible person before I lost my memory" act. Ugh! What a cliché. I saw all of the twists coming a mile off but, to its credit, the book was very well written.
I don't think it'll stay with me for too long but I'm glad I listened to it. The narration is very good. No complaints whatsoever on that score.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By mrssdee on 24-02-18

In light of what we see

Riveting listen. Clearly read. Good interaction of last and present. A Thoroughly enjoyable story line too...

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4 out of 5 stars
By Diana M. O'Steen on 24-04-18

overall captivating, but, to & fro hard to follow

Reader did very well. The story created suspense in both time periods. However, I found the hopping around a little too frequent, making it a bit hard to keep track of what was going on with each girl, each time period. I did like both stories and most likely will listen again, maybe multiple times, until I know I've got it all straight.

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2 out of 5 stars
By RueRue on 22-07-16

Something lacking

A disappointment. The 2 different time-lines in the plot just never fit together, and there was no flow to the story. Honestly, the current-day characters were boring and unlikable. I would have preferred more about Grace, circa 1938, and less about Mina, present-day. There are so many better duel narratives out there ( I highly recommend "A Memory of Violets" ); pass on this one.

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