I enjoyed this book although I did not necessarily like the characters much. The fact that I didn’t like the characters, apart from Ben, actually added to my enjoyment of it though.
Harry it seems has everything, but after his death you learn that nothing, as it rarely is, is what it seems. Through Hardy’s eyes you see how the people he left behind cope with his death. His wife, his twin and the work he has left behind. His Twin brother Ben who has always been in his brothers shadow is asked to take over his brothers charity foundation and through this he begins a journey of rediscovery and realises he does not need to try and be his twin. Sarah his wife has a harder time and I didn’t like her to begin with but as time goes on and you discover the way her life was with Harry you can’t help but feel sympathy for her.
This is a strange book as it is told by Harry as he watches what happens to his family after his death. At the same time he admits to things that happened in his life and how he was not the person he portrayed in public.
This story highlights exactly how easy it is to appear to be 2 completely different people and how your behaviour can affect those around you. How grief and death can affect the people you leave behind and how easy it would be to never correct your mistakes and make amends no matter how much you want to.
Thank you Kelly for asking me to be part of this blog tour.
About The Author
Clare Johnston is a journalist and content specialist, and a frequent contributor on radio and TV, having appeared on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, The Kaye Adams Programme and comedy satire show Breaking the News on BBC Radio Scotland, along with STV2’s Live at Five. She is a former editorial director of Press Association Scotland and commercial editor and columnist with the Daily Record. She is currently working with the DC Thomson media group and supports businesses with communication and content creation. Clare is based in Edinburgh.