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If Only I Could Tell You

by Hannah Beckerman

If Only I Could Tell You Synopsis

Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected. As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other? A life-affirming novel with a twist that will break your heart and an ending that will put it together again.

If Only I Could Tell You Press Reviews

A brave depiction of a family torn apart -- Laura Barnett Lyrical and deeply emotional -- Katy Regan A wise and tender tale of a family divided...compelling from the first page to the last -- Emylia Hall Utterly heartbreaking and beautifully written -- Libby Page Profoundly beautiful and heartbreaking in turn -- Kate Hamer [An] incredibly moving, poignant book...It will have you in floods of tears -- Louise O'Neill Totally engrossing, achingly sad and so perceptive -- Kate Eberlen An intricately tender novel about secrets and silence -- Julie Cohen A tender, moving portrait of three women's lives... If Only I Could Tell You broke my heart -- Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call I pure loved it! Compelling and deeply moving -- Marian Keyes Engaging, clever, and wonderfully satisfying . . . storytelling at its finest -- Kate Mosse Wonderful . . . I loved it to bits -- Joanna Cannon A tender portrait of family lives, losses and secrets -- Clare Mackintosh Utterly compelling and completely heart-breaking -- Ruth Hogan A beautiful tale... Heartbreaking and uplifting -- Ruth Jones I loved it * Jojo Moyes * A tender and heartbreaking second novel * Daily Mail * Emotionally-charged and superbly crafted . . . For all its emotional intensity and heartbreaking themes, Beckerman's compelling, compassionate novel delivers ultimately life-affirming and uplifting messages with eloquence, elegance and an acute understanding of the delicate but unbreakable bonds of family * Lancashire Post * A tender story * Sunday Mirror * A compelling yet tender tale * Woman & Home * Toxic friendship [is] beautifully explored in Hannah Beckerman's If Only I Could Tell You * Marie Claire * A powerful novel about grief, guilt and...secrets * Sunday Express * Tense, moving and tender * Sun on Sunday * A tender story that will have you reaching for tissues * PRIMA * Hot reads: If Only I Could Tell You really tugs the heartstrings * Good Housekeeping * Life-affirming * Red * Tender, heartbreaking and utterly beautiful * Psychologies * A must-read. An absorbing tale of long-buried family secrets, grief and guilt with a midpoint twist that changes everything * Sunday Express Magazine *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409177319
Publication date: 21st February 2019
Author: Hannah Beckerman
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Hannah Beckerman

Hannah Beckerman studied English at King's College, London and for a Master's degree at Queen Mary and Westfield, London. She spent twelve years working in television, first as a Producer for the BBC and subsequently as a Commissioning Editor for Arts and Documentaries at Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel USA. She lived in Bangladesh for two years, working for the BBC World Service Trust. Hannah is now a full-time author and journalist. She is a book critic and features writer for the Observer, the FT Weekend Magazine and the Sunday Express and a regular chair at literary festivals and events. ...

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