Review of The Kindness of Strangers by Julie Newman

Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Julie

What they say:  Widow Helen is desperate for a perfect family life, and will do everything she can to get what she wants.

A veteran of the Afghanistan conflict Martin is adrift and seemingly without hope – can he ever win back his estranged family?

Pregnant teenager Charley is striking out on her own to create a new life for her unborn child, but her mother Lizzie has other ideas.

When three seemingly disparate lives connect, the past and the present collide to reveal secrets, lies and how far people are willing to go to hide the truth.

What we say:  “I enjoyed this book so much.

The first half of the book introduces you to three main characters, each with very different lives; I liked the way you get to know about them & their very different lives. Helen is recently widowed, Martin who left the army is homeless & suffering with PTSD & Charley who is young & finds herself pregnant. The characters experience grief, sorrow & kindness.

The second part of the book introduces more characters along with the main three that connect through different circumstances.

It has a real twist to it with unexpected consequences which I would never have imagined.

A real gripping read which I have already recommended to friends.”


The Kindness of Strangers by Julie Newman is available from many good book stores and online from Amazon.


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