Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Review: Lily Alone by Vivien Brown

Lily AloneLily Alone by Vivien Brown

Lily, who is almost three years old, wakes up alone at home with only her cuddly toy for company. She is afraid of the dark, can’t use the phone, and has been told never to open the door to strangers.

But why is Lily alone and isn’t there anyone who can help her? What about the lonely old woman in the flat downstairs who wonders at the cries from the floor above? Or the grandmother who no longer sees Lily since her parents split up?

All the while a young woman lies in a coma in hospital – no one knows her name or who she is, but in her silent dreams, a little girl is crying for her mummy…

And for Lily, time is running out…

Claire's Review 5 of 5 Stars

This is the story of 2-year-old Lily, whose mother Ruby is the victim of a hit and run accident, and ends up in a coma with no identification, meanwhile Lily is left home alone.

As a mother, this story affected me deeply. The idea of a child left alone in a flat and that no one could notice is horrifically scary.

This book really kept me gripped the whole way through and at times wanting to reach into the pages to protect Lily. This is my first book by this author but definitely won't be the last.

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