dfTitle: The Art of Hiding
Author: Amanda Prowse
Genre: contemporary fiction, women’s lit
Is this part of a series? No.
Published: July 18th, 2017
Nina McCarrick lives a great life far and away from the poverty in which she grew up. She has an amazing husband, giant house, two wonderful children, living an easy, well-heeled life. This all changes when a car crash takes husband Finn from the family. Suddenly Nina is bombarded with truths that she knew nothing about. Her husband’s company- gone- the money-gone-the house…. you guessed it. Having to rely on her sister Tiggy for help she moves her boys from their posh school in bath to her old stomping grounds, a world away from everything they have ever known. As each McCarrick fights to come to terms with their new reality, both without their security and without their figurehead, Nina must also invade the job market and figure out how to keep her family together.
My thanks to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for allowing me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book, in fact, I stayed up all last night finishing it. Nina is a fantastic character, loving and doting but with hidden steel. It was great watching her find her stride. Declan was everyone’s dream son, sweet and kind and funny. Connor was an interesting blend of man and child. It was interesting to see the way all the characters interacted with one another and how family ties played throughout. The writing style was fantastic and had an easy flow between present and past memories. For me, this was a five star book.
As far as the Adult Content Scale goes, there is some language but that it’s minimal. I would barely give this a two.
The book is out now, have you read it?
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