From the acclaimed author Nicola Moriarty comes this touching story of secrets, friendship, family and forgiveness – and the serendipitous twists of fate that shape our lives.
Hannah has been running – literally and figuratively – from her life back in Australia. Whenever she's not working, she's pounding London's streets, putting the past behind her. Then she meets a fellow Australian named India and Hannah's entranced. For India is confident, exotic and charming – qualities that Hannah feels she's desperately lacking.
India has a secret too – one beyond any remedy. For it's a secret that is currently sealed in a love letter and is making its journey across Europe in the most unconventional way – through the hands of strangers as they pass on the street.
Before the letter with India's deepest, darkest secret reaches its destination, can the women find the connection that will take each of them exactly where they need to go ...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A painful secret follows Hannah when she relocates from Sydney to London, and her only method of coping is to jog all around her adopted city to the point of exhaustion. That is, until she meets fellow Aussie expat India, a free spirit who wants to help Hannah but hides a dire secret of her own. A poignant tribute to the resilient bonds of female friendship, Paper Chains unfolds at a brisk pace and with a delicate touch that balances out its darker turns. Nicola Moriarty handles the subject of depression with great care, offering a path forward for her traumatised characters. Read with conversational warmth by Australian actor Sophie Loughran, who very much animates the individual voices of Hannah and India, this story reminds us how much can be shared between people who seem to be opposites.