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The Ends of the Earth by Abbie Greaves

Publication Date 29.04.21

Mary O’Connor has been keeping a vigil for her first love for the past seven years.

Every evening without fail, Mary arrives at Ealing Broadway station and sets herself up among the commuters. In her hands Mary holds a sign which bears the words: ‘Come Home Jim.’

Call her mad, call her a nuisance, call her a drain on society – Mary isn’t going anywhere.

That is, until an unexpected call turns her world on its head. In spite of all her efforts, Mary can no longer find the strength to hold herself together.

She must finally face what happened all those years ago, and answer the question – where on earth is Jim?

Four Star Review

A romantic mystery drama that slowly melts your heart with its wonderful prose and complex characterisations.

The image of Mary sitting waiting with her placard for years filled me with sadness. I had to find out what happened. And I just loved dipping into her past relationship with Jim. What had gone wrong? Where had he gone? Why didn't he come back?

Alice is a great character and I thoroughly enjoyed her journey.

A gentle and engrossing read.

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