Review published on October 14, 2016.
Verity is a well-brought-up young woman compared to Ruby, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. However, the two become unlikely friends and, when their roles are reversed, they remain good friends. The book covers a period of around eight years, starting in 1935 and ending in 1943, as the girls navigate through the war years and the numerous problems caused by family members.
I love Lesley Pearse’s books. They’re like a comfort blanket, and they are undemanding but engrossing reads. There are familiar themes here: triumph over adversity, good vs evil, difficult times and ups and downs. Ultimately, Dead to Me is a heart-warming story that I enjoyed very much.
Nicola Smith 5/3
Dead to Me by Lesley Pearse
Michael Joseph 9780718181208 hbk Jul 2016