“The Carer” by Deborah Moggach

Thanks to Headline and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this novel. It’s crammed full of witty observations, clever characterisation and a unique kind of wry, black British humour which I absolutely love. When I first started reading it I made a few assumptions and thought I had it all figured out, but the twist took me completely by surprise.

There are a number of different points of view in this novel and I particularly enjoyed the sibling dynamic between Imogen and Robert. I have a complicated, yet close, relationship with my own brother and was able to see a lot of parallels to my own experience which enhanced my enjoyment of the story.

This is one of those books where it’s a bit tricky to write an in depth review of without spoiling some of the elements of the story so excuse the brevity of this review.

There are a number of themes explored in this novel including lost love, grief, family secrets, forgiveness and the enduring bonds of family. It’s a lovely read with some real laugh out loud moments in amongst the more serious threads of the story.

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