What if the one thing that kept you together was breaking you apart?
All Linda wants to do is sleep. She won’t look at her husband. She can’t stand her daughter. And she doesn’t want to have this baby. Having this baby means moving on, and she just wants to go back to before. Before their family was torn apart, before the blame was placed.
Alienated by their own guilt and struggling to cope, the Sadler family unravels. They grow up, grow apart, never talking about their terrible secret.
That is until Linda’s daughter finds out she’s pregnant. Before she brings another Sadler into the world, Bea needs to know what happened twenty-five years ago. What did they keep from her? What happened that couldn’t be fixed?
A devastating mistake, a lifetime of consequences. How can you repair something broken if pieces are missing?
Missing Pieces is Laura Pearson’s debut novel.
Laura Pearson’s book Missing Pieces is beautifully heartbreaking!
Missing pieces absolutely broke my heart from page one and made me UglyCry for sure. It starts sad and just gets sadder. We love love loved this book! It takes worlds and lives ripped apart in unimaginable ways, in ways you can’t see a way back from, and shows the perseverance and strength of spirit. Its shows whats left of a family picking up the pieces and stumbling their way ahead to find a way to keep going.
Missing pieces has two parts. Part one is where everything is heartbreakingly ripped apart and crumbles. Part two years later when the family is still trying to come to terms with the past and find a way to heal and move forward.
I can not say enough good things about this book. Laura Pearson has created a beautifully written story that breaks your heart and builds you up. Once I picked it up I couldn’t stop reading. I truly can’t wait to read more from this wonderful new author.
*WARNING: You will need tissues!
A HUGE Thank You to Laura Pearson and Ipso Books for sending us this wonderful book to read and review. We are beyond thrilled to have it a part of our library.
Laura Pearson has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. She lives in Leicestershire with her husband and their two children. Missing Pieces is her first novel.