My Mother’s Shadow by Nikola Scott

Review published on April 12, 2017.

This book starts in the past to give you an insight into the young Elizabeth, who is living in the Sussex countryside away from her parents.

It then takes you on a journey into the present with her daughter Addie. One day, Addie opens the door to a stranger claiming to be not only her sister but her twin. Addie has no knowledge of this, although she and Phoebe delve into the past when their father reveals that all they think they know is a lie.

I felt like I was going on a voyage of discovery through the lives of Phoebe and Addie – imagine if this had happened to you – all the emotions that I think I would feel if I was in their situation were felt as I turned the pages and discovered the next chapter.

This is a book I kept in my bag and read at ever spare opportunity to follow the author as she led me to the end of a journey of love, laughter, torment, anguish and a whole range of different emotions that brought tears to my eyes.

Jennifer Moville 5/5

My Mother’s Shadow by Nikola Scott
Headline Review 9781472241160 pbk Sep 2017

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