book thirty seven : Half The World Away by Cath Staincliffe


Book Title: Half The World Away
Author: Cath Staincliffe
Series: None
Genres: Mystery, Crime, Fiction

I read this in book format.

I approached the lovely publishers at Constable in hope of a review copy of this book because as soon as I read the plot, I was intrigued.

Lori is a freshly graduated photography student who spends a few months travelling. A few months turn into more months and soon, Lori has been travelling around China for a year, logging all her photographs and experiences on her blog, Lori In The Orient. When she suddenly stops blogging and contacting her parents, they frantically report her as missing and travel the huge distance to find not only their daughter but also answers.

This book had me hooked from the beginning. Not only is it the story of Lori and her disappearance, it’s also the story of her divorced parents, Tom and Jo. We learn all about their relationship, where it went wrong and who they are in their new lives. It’s really great to read.

I must also say that this book is very descriptive of China. You really feel like you’re there and the images are painted spectacularly in your mind.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was eager to get to the end and I practically ran through the pages like I’d run to the bar if someone shouted, “FREE GIN!” Picture me breathless and excited. Yep, there you go.

I give this book a strong 4 out of 5 stars.

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