A secret lies buried at the heart of her family—but it can’t stay hidden forever.
When Cara stumbles across a stash of old postcards in the attic, their contents make her question everything she thought she knew.
The story she pieces together is confusing and unsettling, and appears to have been patched over with lies. But who can tell her the truth? With her father sinking into Alzheimer’s and her brother reluctant to help, it seems Cara will never find the answers to her questions. One thing is clear, though: someone knows more than they’re letting on.
Postcards From a Stranger reached the top of the Amazon Kindle charts in both the UK and Australia.
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication date: August 7, 2018
Formats available: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Just finished the remarkable ‘Postcards from a Stranger’ by the very talented Imogen Clark.
The story of a family with its own history, trials and challenges, but one which develops a deep emotional connection from the reader. The journey through time and people weaves a complex path, but one that is ultimately unifying. It’s an emotional meandering, much like life itself. The novel takes us through ups and downs, possibilities and disappointments, calling on us to reassess what we think we know about our own lives and how we engage with those we hold most dear.
Thought-evoking and expertly written, ‘Postcards’ is far more than a simple story. It invokes such feeling and emotion that, whilst hard to put down, causes the reader to pause and reflect for themselves.
What an amazing, emotional, powerful book this is. Wonderfully written, it was simply a pleasure to read that will make you smile, laugh & cry!
This has to be one of the best books I have read. Had me gripped from beginning. Couldn’t put it down. Imogen you are a brilliant writer. I read at least three books per week. But yours was read in 48 hours. Anyone reading this … even try a sample. You will be blown away.
A well written story that put you right in the scene, Postcards from a Stranger had me guessing until the very end. Ms Clark manipulated the clues so this was the case, but I must admit, I missed one vital piece of foreshadowing, so pay attention.
It is the kind of book that burns slowly, yet I couldn’t wait to get five minutes peace so I could read a few more chapters.
And the story doesn’t sugar coat anything, especially the highs and lows of marriage, and the loneliness of caring for an elderly parent.
Most of all, the writing is great. I love it when authors take every day situations and weave a tale around them, without resorting to cliches and dramatics. It brings back memories that are long forgotten and makes you think and reminisce.
And the epilogue was a nice touch.
This is a great debut novel. The plot is very well constructed and had me turning the pages to find out what was happening next.
The characters well rounded and believable and I thoroughly enjoyed my journey with them. The subject matter could have been difficult to deal with, but it was handled with real dexterity.
I am definitely adding the author to my list of “must reads” and look forward to the next book
I very much enjoyed and highly recommend this page-turner, especially for anyone looking for the perfect holiday read. The story is well-crafted, engaging and extremely credible – as are the multi-faceted characters. I particularly enjoyed the way the story unfolds, being told through the eyes of the different characters and switching time frames, cleverly revealing the truth without being predictable and bringing everything to an ending that is satisfying without seeming forced and unlikely.
Moving the action between several well-captured locations also gives the story extra depth as do the expertly interwoven subplots and the sensitively handled topic of dealing with a parent with dementia. I was impressed at how the author manages to evoke the essence of both places and characters without unwieldy or obvious description. The story is well paced, every chapter leaving you wanting to find out what happens next. Consequently, I found myself whipping through it to the detriment of household chores! I’m very much looking forward to reading more from this author