31 Dec 2011

Book Review - Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale

When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her biological mother after all... Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to Los Angeles. But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family's deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own - one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all..

Expected publication date:  2nd February 2012

My Review - 10 out of 10

This book was just amazing.  There were so many twists and turns in this book I did find it very difficult to know which way the story was going to take me...  I did feel really sorry for Rosie.  She lost her mother and then found out that she wasn't her mother.  Rosie struck me as a very strong character, tough enough to weather the storms, especially when she decides to go in search of her mother and find out where she came from.  There are definately quiet a few family secrets in this story that will keep you captivated until the very end.

Best wishes

Debs :-)