Pub: St Martins Press
Everything was fine fourteen years after she left New York.
Until suddenly, one day, it wasn’t.
Emily Morris got her happily-ever-after earlier than most. Married at a young age to a man she loved passionately, she was building the life she always wanted. But when enormous stress threatened her marriage, Emily made some rash decisions. That’s when she fell in love with someone else. That’s when she got pregnant.
Resolved to tell her husband of the affair and to leave him for the father of her child, Emily’s plans are thwarted when the world is suddenly split open on 9/11. It’s amid terrible tragedy that she finds her freedom, as she leaves New York City to start a new life. It’s not easy, but Emily—now Connie Prynne—forges a new happily-ever-after in California. But when a life-threatening diagnosis upends her life, she is forced to rethink her life for the good of her thirteen-year-old daughter.
On her way to the airport, Emily Morris is leaving New York and everyone who knows her thinks she is dead. It’s the day after 9/11 and she decided she wouldn’t cry….. She had cried enough.
14 years later she’s back.
Now known as Connie Prynne and with a daughter named Claire, devastating news forces her to re-evaluate her life.
Kim Hoopers novel is for women everywhere, those who make decisions to stay and face the consequences of their actions and those who decide to leave.
It is an absorbing and credible tale that found me on an emotional roller-coaster.
I could totally see why Emily/Connie left. She is a completely flawed woman, but then most of us are. Life just gets in the way sometimes and her way of dealing with this was to get up and go. This is something that I have done so I can identify in a big way.
Like all good reads, People Who Knew Me has a bit of everything, love, sadness, even a bit of regret and tragedy. It is well written and had me rushing through the pages.
A thought provoking tale which I loved .