#bookreview The Last Piece by Imogen Clark published by Amazon Publishing UK


A sudden departure. A story decades in the making.

The chaotic but happy equilibrium of the Nightingale family is thrown into disarray when Cecily—whose children can’t remember her ever being remotely spontaneous—disappears to a Greek island with no warning or explanation.

Her reasons for doing something so out of character are a total mystery to her three daughters, high-powered executive Felicity, unfulfilled GP Julia and organised mother-of-five Lily. What connection could she possibly have with Kefalonia?

But Cecily has gone to continue a story she thought ended decades ago—one that could have a huge impact on her family. And when she returns, she’ll have to tell them the truth.

Will Cecily be able to hold her family together once she reveals her big secret? And might she discover that she’s not the only one with a story to tell?

My reading experience:

Firstly I would like to thank the author, publisher and Netgalley for my free ARC.

This book dives right in and kick starts the mystery with the daily chatter of the Nightingale family on constant streaming. It is so pleasant it made me smile every time I sat down to read it. The characters are all dysfunctional but the author keeps it light – their quirks are fluffy and funny, never really delving below the surface despite the many hints. Even when Cecile comes face to face with her past it is on a sunny beach and the reader can only feel warmth and light radiating from the pages/screen rather than any hostility.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book – it is an afternoon/beach read and I highly recommend.


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