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?
If Only I Could Tell You is a beautifully complex and emotional family drama about how tragedy, how secrets, can tear you apart.
Jess and Lily are sisters, estranged for years after an event in their childhood split them down the middle. This is their story and that of their relationships, a story of love, loss, misunderstanding and renewal. Hannah Beckerman is a taut, intuitive artist with words, ingraining the characters into the reader’s mind, keeping your emotional attachment to them complete from first page to last.
I devoured this, the quality of the storytelling, the beautiful writing and most of all the sheer power of the two sisters and their Mother as you travel with them towards the truth.
If Only I Could Tell You is a deeply insightful life story, a genuinely compelling and authentic drama and I defy you not to cry at the perfectly formed finale. Huge love for this one.
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