What the Readers are Saying
Before I Left is quite an atmospheric story. It’s the 1960s and the party scene in Brighton is in full swing. The era comes through quite strongly with a real sense of the carefree times that young people were experiencing, possibly for the first time. We meet Ruby Baker and her best friend, Mary Evans. They’re new to Brighton after running away from home in Croydon and a life of domestic violence.
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I can see him as he was on that last evening,shouting as usual and pushing Mum around the room.A big burly man with curly dark hair and a broad chest.He smashed some of the dresser plates for good measure,watched Mum creep away weeping and turned to me where I stood frozen in the doorway in my coat.Mary and I had already made up our minds to go that night…….
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I really enjoyed it, the plot was great and the descriptive nature used really helped you to envisage the scenes and the locations in the book, it really brought them to life.
This was a fast, easy read filled with colorful characters. It started a little slow for me, but it didn’t take long before I was hooked into the story.
This book takes some very interesting twist and turns. It is well written and plotted. The books starts out casual and with just a little tension, but as the story builds, so does the suspense.