Published by Urbane Publications on November 8, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary
A compelling new novel about a mother's love for her autistic son. Kate has a six-year-old autistic son, Sam. She has started a new life to escape her controlling and abusive boyfriend Jake and thinks that the past is behind her and that she and Sam are safe. But after spotting Jake through a misted-up cafe window, Kate knows that he has found her. Kate confides in her neighbour Matt, a man running from his own past. He seems to offer a genuine chance at happiness for her and son Sam, but Jake is determined to get them back at all costs.... Picking Up The Pieces is an original, moving but gripping page-turner about a woman's search for happiness as she fights to protect her autistic son's future.
So closing this fabulous tour today – no pressure! The cover just shouted at me with the bright colours and the mum and child walking away. Where would this story take to me today? On an unforgettable journey that is for sure, one where I might learn a thing or two.
Kate, god the strength of this woman! She has the strength to leave her ex Jake and to hold a full-time job and look after her gorgeous little man Sam who has autism. I am tired everyday living my life, I just in awe of how she copes with her life. She is someone I could be friends and try and help some of the “load” in her life.
Reading this book I was constantly looking over my shoulder due to the threat of Jake coming back into Kate and Sams’ life because you just didn’t know when it might happen! He was the storm brewing in the book and just did not know when it would rear its ugly head until it did!
With the author’s personal experience with autism and me with none, I felt I learned a lot along the way. The book teaches some lessons whilst gripping your kindle so tight so you do not miss a single word that has been written.
*Thank you so much to Kelly at Love Books Group, Urbane Books and the author Jo Worgan for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*
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