The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

The Art of Hiding

Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. Until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate—and the sister—she thought she had left far behind.

But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed—her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.

Bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this stirring and empowering tale of one woman’s loss and love.

When we first meet Nina it is quite obvious that while her life looks perfect, she is definitely not comfortable with it.

She tries to make herself invisible. Her husband takes care of everything on the financial front and she spends her days shuttling her boys around and making sure her house is immaculate.

When her husband is killed in a car crash her world is wrenched apart and as the song says, You find out who your friends are! And in this posh little section of Bath, she could just have well died herself. There is no help from friends, there is no one coming to save her. She must start over and discover who she is without her husband.

Amanda’s books are relatable. The struggles and the strength of her characters are real and very empowering.

There was heartbreak, anger, and loss but there was also hope, love and faith.

Netgalley//Lake Union

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