Three Things about Elsie by Joanna Cannon.
“There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she is my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing. . . . might take a bit more explaining.”
84 year old Florence had fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she considers the charming new resident who looks exactly like a man she once knew – a man who died sixty years ago. His arrival has stirred distant memories she and Elsie thought they’d laid to rest. Lying prone in the front room, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light.
I was sucked in at the very beginning of this book and had no inkling of how it eventually ended. It was quite a surprise.
I quote from Independent Ireland……….”There is much to enjoy in this tender, big-hearted read about events that shape us, and lessons to learn about growing old and learning to forgive.”