Irish Mancunian Carmel Doherty’s life is unravelling. She has just lost
her mother Tess and brother Mikey, her marriage to Joe is coming apart
at the seams and her thirty-year friendship with Karen is on the rocks.
While clearing out her childhood home, Carmel discovers that her mother gave birth to a baby in an Irish Mother and Baby home when she was sixteen, a place notorious for its mass burial of babies and illegal adoptions.
Carmel goes on a quest for the truth about her troubled mother’s past. Her roller-coaster journey takes her from her comfortable Manchester home to the west of Ireland and to London's theatre land. It’s a journey that leads her to ask: Can we ever escape our own family history or is our destiny in our DNA?
About The Author
The author gives a story, although fictional, it gives us an idea of what really went on in Ireland when evil people abused and sold children. Talk about child trafficking this is one of the worst, or the bones of 800 children thrown in a septic tank, all true!
This is a story of family, love and loss, and finding new. Discovering after the loss of a parent and a sibling, that she has another brother she never knew about and a search filled with pain, and discovery.
Yes, I think this story should be told and we should remember what happened in Tauom, Ireland. The author gives us an idea of the heartache they caused with her moving family story, especially those that survived.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Poolbeg Press, and was not required to give a positive review.