For years Queenie Hennessy has been hiding the truth from Harold Fry, a man she is desperately in love with. A man who has a wife and child. Queenie tried to pretend to herself that it was enough for her to love him – but really, it’s not. Now Queenie has cancer and is in a hospice. And Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her. All she has to do is wait for him.
In the meantime, a nun who works at the hospice convinces Queenie to write a letter to Harold. A letter containing the truth that Queenie has hidden from Harold for all these years.
This novel is touching, gripping and simply unputdownable. Once I started it, I didn’t stop. The suspense was really built up throughout the story, and I felt that when I found out what the truth was, I think it could have been made clearer and I could have found out earlier on. However, I found all the characters well developed though I thought that the protagonist, Queenie, could have been characterised more. As some of the book’s concepts are challenging and more grown up, I would highly recommend this novel to any twelve-year-old and up.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!