#Review : Something to Tell You by Lucy Diamond. @LDiamondAuthor @panmacmillan 

I am over the moon to be able to share with you probably one of the earliest book reviews I’ve done so far on this blog. Today I am sharing my thoughts on Something to Tell You by Lucy Diamond which is published in January 2019. Massive thanks to PanMacmillan for offering me an early copy of this book.

Blurb:  When Frankie stumbles upon an unopened letter from her late mother, she’s delighted to have one last message from her . . . until she reads the contents and discovers the truth about her birth. Brimming with questions, she travels to York to seek further answers from the Mortimer family, but her appearance sends shockwaves through them all.

Meanwhile, Robyn Mortimer has problems of her own. Her husband John has become distant, and a chance remark from a friend leads Robyn to wonder exactly what he’s not been saying. Dare she find out more?

As for Bunny, she fell head over heels in love with Dave Mortimer when she first arrived in town, but now it seems her past is catching up with her. She can’t help wondering if he’ll still feel the same way about her if he discovers who she really is – and what she did.

As secrets tumble out and loyalties are tested, the Mortimers have to face up to some difficult decisions. With love, betrayal and dramatic revelations in the mix, this is one summer they’ll never forget.


My Review: This is not the first Lucy Diamond book I’ve read or reviewed. I’ve been enjoying her books for longer than I’ve been blogging so it’s no surprise that when I was offered a copy of this book early I jumped at the chance. (I may have squealed with delight too!) 

All of her books that I have read I have enjoyed to varying degrees but I have to admit that I feel this is her best yet. We start by meeting Frankie on the day she turns up at at house belonging to one of the Mortimer family. Following on from there we meet the rest of the Mortimer family and begin to learn about them and realise that, actually, their world isn’t as perfect as it would appear at first glance. 

We follow various members of the Mortimer family, including Frankie, as their lives change as secrets come out and past truths are revealed. Despite there being a few threads to this story and many supporting characters in each thread (some overlapping) each character is realistic and it’s easy to imagine them walking through your door because the author has done such a brilliant job of writing them. Even those who are in the book for a few pages or less feel as solid and real as I am. 

It was also brilliant to meet a cast of strong female characters who, although dealing with difficulties in their lives, are managing those difficulties and not letting themselves be controlled by them. When I was reading I felt as if I was involved with all of the characters, I knew them and followed their journeys as their lives changed and developed through the book. The complaint I have with the book, and I’ve already told the author this, is that I’ve finished it and, unless I re-read it, I’ve come to the end of my journey with the Mortimer’s.

I am equally excited for, and jealous of, all of those readers, fans of the author and those who have yet to discover her work, for they get to journey with these characters anew, something that I can no longer experience. However, despite that, my journey with them was worth every second! 

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