Published June 23rd 2022 by Penguin Michael Joseph
Genre: contemporary fiction, women's fiction
|My goodreads/NetGalley review: |
Meredith has isolated herself indoors for 1,300 days and counting, until the time comes when she steps outside, prompted by the persistence of an internet friend Celeste; by a best friend who is the only friend to visit, by her online therapist Diane, and by a visiting social worker, Tom.
I was moved by this group of people who become Meredith's support, never giving up on trying to get her out of the house and into society again.
I also liked that the story behind Meredith's strange behavior is gradually revealed, and how she comes to face it and speak about it. Meredith is propelled to help the people she comes in contact with in person, on the internet, or from her front door and windows, and this also helps to get her away from her own problems.
This is a sensitive, contemporary novel that looks at one person's trauma and its aftermath.