Summary

Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee - a girl who inherited her mother's bright-blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair.
When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt, and Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to hold someone accountable.
But it's the youngest in the family, Hannah, who may be the only one who knows what really happened.
©2014 Celeste Ng (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks
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"[A] moving tale...of daughters for whom cultural disconnect is but the first challenge." ( Vogue)
"The mysterious circumstances of 16-year-old Lydia Lee's tragic death have her loved ones wondering how, exactly, she spent her free time. This ghostly debut novel calls to mind The Lovely Bones." ( Marie Claire)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Maintenon on 30-11-15

Beautiful, wise, engrossing

The blurb on the front, from Marie Claire magazine: "this book calls to mind 'The Lovely Bones'. An unwarranted insult in my opinion; this book is a darn sight better than that one!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Deb Murphy on 22-04-16

Superb!

A moving, intelligent novel with depth and compassion. I'll miss the characters. It's the type of book that makes you think about your own relationship with your children and ask yourself if you're unconsciously trying to make them fit into a particular mould.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca on 24-10-15

loved this book. Didn't sleep til it was finished

loved this book. Didn't sleep til it was finished. I characters are so well illustrated and the story has real depth.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Julia on 18-01-18

A must-listen

This novel is heartbreakingly sad, but I couldn't stop listening. It is complex and beautiful

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