Author: Lisa Jewell
East Yorkshire: Single mum Alice Lake finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement she invites him in to her home.
Surrey: Twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed.-Goodreads
Review: This was an enjoyable, quick read with two different timelines and three different perspectives. Alice is a free spirit who takes in a man she finds in the rain. He has no jacket and no memory of who he is. Her kids think she's nuts but she is going to help anyway. Meanwhile, Lily has recently moved to England with her new husband when he disappears without a trace. She is shocked to learn from the police he doesn't exist. In an older timeline, we follow Gray and Kirsty as they vacation on the island (where Alice now lives). How does it all tie together? This is a good beach read for the summer. I liked it.