Tangled Lives by Hilary Boyd audiobook

Tangled Lives

By Hilary Boyd
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From the bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park comes a tense, emotional drama about what happens to a family when a secret is kept hidden, and a stranger is suddenly introduced into the dynamic. Annie Delancey is happily married, in her early 50s, with three grown children. But Annie guards a secret. At age nineteen she had a baby boy and gave him up for adoption. She still thinks of him every day. One day she receives a letter from Kent Social Services; her son Daniel wants to make contact. A part of her is overjoyed--she longs to meet him. But another part fears what this revelation will do to her family, none of whom know about her past.When Daniel is introduced to Annie's family, a few small tears in the family fabric suddenly grow wide, and the impact of is greater than she could have ever imagined.

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Summary

Summary

From the bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park comes a tense, emotional drama about what happens to a family when a secret is kept hidden, and a stranger is suddenly introduced into the dynamic.

Annie Delancey is happily married, in her early 50s, with three grown children. But Annie guards a secret. At age nineteen she had a baby boy and gave him up for adoption. She still thinks of him every day.

One day she receives a letter from Kent Social Services; her son Daniel wants to make contact. A part of her is overjoyed--she longs to meet him. But another part fears what this revelation will do to her family, none of whom know about her past.When Daniel is introduced to Annie's family, a few small tears in the family fabric suddenly grow wide, and the impact of is greater than she could have ever imagined.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

At times, this is heartbreaking, yet is at heart a very human story about the complications arising from keeping secrets in family life Image magazine
Poignant, well observed and wonderfully written, this is a bit of a heart string-puller Closer
This is a book which gets to the heart of what it means to be a mother as Annie tries to balance everyone's expectations WI magazine
a serious and mature read that puts the spotlight on the issues of family acceptance and loyalty ... engaging and interesting Chicklitclub
a speedy, engrossing read Take A Break
This well-observed tale of family life is told with warmth and sprinkled with a dash of humour Candis
I was ripping through this book ... addictive Evening Standard
“Boyd’s tenderly emotional novel examines the fragility and resilience of familial bonds. Swinging between waves of tension and hard-won harmony, Boyd deftly navigates the tricky subject matter of adoption, social mores, and delayed redemption. Annie Delancey is a believable, likable heroine, and fans of Joanna Trollope and Liane Moriarty will adore the twisting, turning Tangled Lives.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Hilary Boyd

Author Bio: Hilary Boyd

Hilary Boyd grew up in London. Educated at Roedean, an all-girls boarding school in Sussex, she went on to become a nurse and marriage counselor. In her thirties, she went back to school to earn a degree in English literature from London University. After graduating, she became a health journalist, writing a Mind, Body, Spirit column for the Daily Express. She has published several nonfiction books on health-related subjects such as depression, step-parenting, and pregnancy. She has been writing novels in her spare time for twenty years. Hilary is married to film director and producer Don Boyd. She has three daughters and lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English