Daria’s Daughter by Linda Huber #FridayBookShare

A mother and daughter torn apart

An explosive accident on the way to Glasgow airport leaves Daria hurt, bereaved and confused. Her daughter has vanished without a trace and nobody is telling her what happened. Evie’s gone. That’s all. Gone. What does Daria have left to live for?

A mother and daughter reunited

Margie can’t believe it. Bridie is hurt. Bridie needs her. They manage to escape the smoke, the noise and the confusion. They are together, that’s all that matters. Everything will be better in the morning, Margie tells Bridie. And it will.

The bonds that never break

Will Daria ever be able to put the pieces of her tattered life back together after the loss of her daughter? Is it possible that things aren’t quite as they seem? Can the unimaginable turn out to be the truth?

My Review

This is the story of three mothers, all of whom love their daughters dearly. Leane’s daughter, Frith, no longer needs hospital appointments but she is anxious to spend more time with her. For Daria, Evie is her world, since her husband, Noah, is frequently away on business. And Margie lives in the past, remembering how little Bridie loved to play on the beach in Ireland. But during a period of just over a month all their worlds are turned upside down. There is an horrific accident with life changing repercussions for all of them.

Linda Huber writes convincingly of these three very different women and we share and understand their problems. The children, Frith and Bridie are delightfully uncomplicated, united in their affection for Margie’s tribe of cats, they trust the adults in their lives to take care of them. There is increasing tension as the reader knows more than any of the characters.  Longing for a happy solution, our hopes are constantly dashed but in the thrilling concluding chapters there is a satisfactory denouement.

This was a book I found so difficult to put down. They are real people struggling with the complications of modern life in a city, not realising the problems of others living close to them but love and kindness eventually pulls them out of despair. A very worthwhile read.

Daria’s Daughter by Linda Huber on Amazon UK

My Review of The Runaway by Linda Huber

Published by lizannelloyd

Love history, reading, researching and writing. Articles published in My Family History and other genealogy magazines.

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