Many thanks to Laura at Penguin Books for supplying me with a copy and having me on the tour! Unfortunately my copy was a little delayed so my review will be with you in a few days! In the meantime, let me tell you about this fabulous book!
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?
The Ends of the Earth is at once a love story and a mystery, as well as a reflection on how to navigate a life in suspension. It is an incredibly timely novel which raises universal themes around mental health, relationships and the importance of community.
About the Author
ABBIE GREAVES studied at Cambridge University before working in a literary agency for a number of years. She was inspired to write her first novel, The Silent Treatment, after reading a newspaper article about a boy in Japan who had never seen his parents speak to one another before. Abbie lives in Brighton.@AbbieGreaves1 IG @abbiegreavesauthor www.abbiegreaves.com