Thursday, 23 October 2014

Sarah Rayner: Another night, another day

Three people, each crying out for help..... There's Karen, worried about her dying father; Abby, whose son has autism and needs constant care; and Michael, a family man on the verge of bankruptcy. As each sinks under the strain, they're brought together at Moreland's Clinic. Here, behind closed doors, they reveal their deepest secrets, confront and console one another and share plenty of laughs. But how will they cope when a new crisis strikes?

Having read Sarah Rayner's other two books about the characters in Brighton, I felt I needed to read this one, too. And I was not disappointed. Reading about Karen, Anna and Lou is great, as the characters have moved on from their last experiences, but have not necessarily moved on in a positive way. Karen is still struggling to come to terms with her serious loss and so mental health issues are covered in a gentle but fascinating way. Everybody can suffer depressions, everybody may need help. Moving and yet uplifting.

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