The peace of a sleepy New Zealand town is shattered one night when Martha McNamara’s son is suddenly airlifted out of town in the dead of the night. Suffering what looks like a horrible accidental fall has resulted in severe internal injuries. The event leaves Martha so shaken that she immediately wants to move her family to the United Kingdom to begin their lives again.
But Martha has a secret. Martha knows what truly happened the night of Finn’s accident, and she’s keeping it to herself.
Second Chances by Charity Norman begins quite slowly, taking its time to unfold the plot and establish the characters. But as the story takes root, it immediately sweeps you up in the complex and gripping tale.
Norman weaves an expert tale that keeps you turning pages well into the night as the plot quietly simmers into a dark and exciting climax.
A tale about the protecting your family and facing the consequences of the decisions you make – definitely one for fans of Jodi Picoult.
Available now: Allen & Unwin RRP$29.99