Thursday 21 February 2019

Review - If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman

If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman
Release date: 21 February 2019
Back cover blurb: A twist that will break your heart . . . An ending that will put it back together.  Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected. As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other?  Moving, thoughtful and surprising, If Only I Could Tell You is impossible to put down - and impossible to forget.

If Only I Could Tell You is a beautiful, yet heartbreaking novel about family relationships and how they can apart fall, or be put back together in the blink of an eye.

Audrey’s family has fallen apart, and has been in a state of disrepair for thirty years. Her two grown up daughters Lily and Jess are estranged and her two teenage granddaughters forbidden to meet.

Thirty years ago something fractured Audrey’s family, leaving Jess so furious at her sister Lily that she has barely been able to utter a coherent sentence to her since.

Audrey is determined to get her family back on track, but doesn’t realise how hard it might be. After thirty years of secrets and silence, can something so terrible really be forgiven overnight.

Forgive me for not writing a longer review, because there is so much that I want to say about this beautiful novel, but I can’t, because I really want everyone to experience it for themselves.

If only I could tell you, is a novel about the choices we make to protect those that we love, and the consequences that we face when this doesn’t go to plan.

This is definitely going to be one the novels of 2019, and absolutely deserves to be. Another amazing novel from Hannah Beckerman, and I eagerly anticipate the next.

If Only I Could Tell You is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.
Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.