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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Book Review: Amanda Prowse, The Art of Hiding

The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse is published by Lake Union Publishing and is published on the 22 August 2017.  Nina is the main character of the book and the book charts the course of husband dying, finding his company is bankrupt and so she has to start over with a tween and teenager in tow.  This riches to rags story shows that rich is not always best.  Her two boys, Declan and Connor are 2 self absorbed individuals when they have all the material goods they want and attend a private school - Kings Norton College but grow and improve as individuals when all they have known is ripped from them by the bailiffs and they have to move to a small flat and attend a poor comprehensive.  
Nina's support, when her world comes crashing down, is not from the Kings Norton College mums as they drop her but from her sister who works in a pub and the mums whose boys are on the local rugby team.  She has to rediscover and redefine her life and seems excited that she is going to go back to college and retrain to be a nurse.
This book is all about the characters being redefined, adapting and growing as people as circumstances change.  This book is relate-able as it shows that some relationships become weaker,  none existent, or stronger in the face of such adversarial conditions.  

I was sent this book from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.  The fact I got it for free does not affect my review. 

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