The House We Grew Up In ~ Lisa Jewell

“When a tragedy breaks a family apart, what can bring it back together?
The Birds seem to be the perfect family: mother, father, four children, a picture-book cottage in the country.
But one Easter weekend, something happens – something so unexpected, so devastating, that no-one can bring themselves to talk about it.
The family shatters, seemingly for good.
Until, years later, they are forced to return to the house they grew up in, and to confront what really broke the family apart…”

I really liked this book; it seemed a little confusing at times with present-ish day emails at the start of each chapter but I really liked following each member of the Bird family and found myself getting so frustrated at them at times and then really emotional at others. Having a hoarder within my own family, I truly understood the frustrations and concerns of the Bird children, and also wanting to keep memories and hold things close to me meant I also had a slight insight in to their mothers way of thinking.
We worth a read!!

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