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OOTD

Genre: Contemporary fiction, although that doesn’t really do the subject justice

Stars:5

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US

 

The Blurb:

DOES EVERYTHING IN LIFE HAPPEN PURELY BY CHANCE? OR ARE WE GUIDED TOWARDS PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP US IN OUR HOUR OF NEED?

Following the sudden death of her beloved mother, Jessica Gibson’s world falls apart. But after meeting a man who seems heaven-sent, she starts to feel she has something to live for again, and soon discovers that their connection holds far more significance than she could ever have imagined. And when Jessica strikes an unlikely bond with Alexandra Green, the two new friends are taken on an emotional journey into the world of the supernatural, where psychic mediums pass on messages from beyond the grave. What — or who — is causing the strange goings-on in Alex’s home? What secret is she keeping from Jessica? And who is the young woman who so badly needs their help? In a series of surprising twists and turns, the pieces of the puzzle finally fall into place and a mystery is unwittingly solved — with life-changing consequences for all involved.

‘Out of the Darkness’ is an uplifting tale of friendship and redemption; of love and loss. And life…after death.

 

My Review:

Emotional and mesmerising, this is raw yet remarkably hopeful fiction.

A tale of three women, Jessica, Alex, and Hannah, and bonds they forge lie at the heart of this wonderful book. With deep characterisation and beautifully woven individual stories, this is assured and poignant writing.

From the first line, I felt the emotional punch, and the simple yet intricate premise of the plot took me through a heart-wrenching yet magical journey. The pace was measured, the themes strong but not overpowering, and the writing so balanced that, if the content wasn’t making me weep, that itself would have done. Tackling issues of grief, isolation, and the power of friendship, this is one beautifully written book.

*I received a free copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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