Ben is the sole survivor of a crime that claims his mother and countless others. He is just six years old, and already he must find a new place for himself in the world.
Lucy, the doctor who tends to Ben, is grappling with a personal upheaval of her own. She feels a profound connection to the little boy who has lived through the unthinkable. Will recovering his memory heal him, or damage himfurther?
Clare has long believed that the lifetime of secrets she’s been keeping don’t matter to anyone anymore, until an unexpected encounter prompts her to tell her story.
As they each struggle to confront the events – past and present – that havedefined their lives, something stronger than fate is working to bring themtogether…
[MY MOM HASthree freckles, light brown and almost perfectly square, two on her right cheekand one on her nose]
(Hutchinson, 12 July 2018, first published 26 June 2018, ebook, 368 pages, copy from publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)
I need a hug or a lie down and possibly some chocolate or a bottle of wine after having myheart shredded by this beautiful book. I cried until my insides became all shrivelled and there wasn’t a drop of moisture left in my body. I am wrecked. Literally. The characters are all fantastically written. I felt like they were real people. I wanted to save Ben from his horrific experiencing of surviving a mass murder. I wanted Lucy to be happy and save the world. I wanted to hang-out with Clare. Ben’s story was horrific and beautiful at once. Did he really have no memory of his life before the crime or did he just choose to block it all out? Why does he call himself Leo? Why do his memories not match what really happened to Ben? I loved Lucy. She’s the kind of doctor I want to deal with.Her connection to Ben and her determination to help him is very moving. I also loved Clare’s story. The Possible World is amazing.