Poor Viola, our heroine. She isn't yet 40…
I am really sorry the book for Mummy Barrow’s Book Club is so late this month and didn’t happen at all last month. But it has been a bit crazy around here. I hope my choice of book will make up for it though.
This book is, quite simply, Perfect.
It comes from Rachel Joyce, author of quite possibly my most favourit-ist book of all times ever, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. This new book is called Perfect and is out this month so any copy you buy will be hot off the press.
This is what the blurb says
In 1972, two seconds were added to time. It was in order to balance clock time with the movement of the earth. Byron Hemming knew this because James Lowe had told him and James was the cleverest boy at school. But how could time change? The steady movement of hands around a clock was as certain as their golden futures.
Then Byron’s mother, late for the school run, makes a devastating mistake. Byron’s perfect world is shattered. Were those two extra seconds to blame? Can what follows ever be set right?
Read it, comment, or write your own review and link up. Linky is open for a couple of months.