The Woman at 72 Derry Lane by Carmel Harrington #review @HappyMrsH @HCInIreland #20BooksOfSummer

Check out this review of the book, The Woman at 72 Derry Lane, by Carmel Harrington, from the Portobello Book Blog

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I used to say that books didn’t make me cry but that was before I read Carmel Harrington’s books! My review copy came with a packet of tissues, as you can see from the photo above, and yes I did need them, on several occasions! The Woman at 72 Derry Lane is about two women, Stella and Rea who live next door to each other in Derry Lane. Stella is married to Matt and they seem the perfect couple but behind closed doors, life is not so perfect for Stella. Rea, who is the eponymous woman at number 72, hasn’t left her home in ages as she suffers from severe agoraphobia and is widely believed by the neighbourhood to be a bit mad. Between their stories we also read about young Skye and her family on a dream holiday in 2014, a dream holiday which goes horribly wrong.

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