Secrets of Strangers - Charity Norman
"I love books that challenge you. Books that challenge what you think you should think and feel. Books that show you there is alot of grey in a world where people think its black and white.
Think newspaper headline "Man walks into cafe and shoots and kills the owner" what does that make you think and feel? Take a step back, reserve your opinion (I know! He's killed a guy, that's just so wrong!!) and then read this book. Once you have finished this and recovered from all the emotions that surface, please come back and tell me how you now feel.
Charity is just THE most amazing writer who basically just makes you think and look at situations in a totally different angle and I love that. She has helped me see empathy in situations I thought were pretty cut and dried.
This book introduces you to some amazing characters who have the most diverse backgrounds and stories.
This is yet another book that shows you to be kind to everyone, a book that shows you never know what people are going through behind the mask they wear every day.
Are you ready to be challenged by Charity's writing?
I feel pretty confident by saying you wont be disappointed."
And from the Publishers....
A gunshot rings out in a London cafe and the lives of five strangers will never be the same again. The only thing that's certain is that nothing is as it seems.
Five strangers, one cafe - and the day that everything changed.
A regular weekday morning veers drastically off-course for a group of strangers whose paths cross in a London cafe - their lives never to be the same again when an apparently crazed gunman holds them hostage. But there is more to the situation than first meets the eye and as the captives grapple with their own inner demons, the line between right and wrong starts to blur. Will the secrets they keep stop them from escaping with their lives?
'Charity Norman beautifully captures the fear, and the surprising solace, to be found in a situation that has gone way beyond your control. In this elegantly told tale of the power of humanity to save and destroy, Charity's writing is full of compassion and compulsion.' Caroline Bond, bestselling author The Second Child