Well… I wouldn’t say this is my usual kind of read but WOW!! Meredith is a character you will never forget. But let’s take a look at the blurb.
Meredith Maggs hasn’t left her house in 1,214 days. But she insists she isn’t alone.
She has her cat, Fred. Her friend Sadie visits when she can. There’s her online support group, StrengthInNumbers. She has her jigsaws, favourite recipes, her beloved Emily Dickinson, the internet, the Tesco delivery man and her treacherous memories for company.
But something’s about to change.
First, new friends Tom and Celeste burst into her life, followed by an estranged sister she hasn’t spoken to in years, and suddenly her carefully curated home is no longer a safe place to hide.
Whether Meredith likes it or not, the world is coming to her door…
Doesn’t that blurb just give you chills… check out my review below to see why you should pre order Meredith Alone!
Firstly I would like to point out, how much I loved the authors writing style. It’s fresh – unique in a way.
Meredith Alone was like reading a biography of a life i didn’t know but with the important details held back keeping me intrigued and needing to know more.
Before I knew it, I was fully invested in Meredith. I loved her, I wanted to protect her. A recluse who didn’t leave her home but had more than enough visitors to set her teeth on edge when the door went. She became like a friend to me… like I was getting to know her through the pages and the more I learnt the more I wanted to protect her from the things she had gone through in her life.
The book has a very big mental health and abuse theme amongst more than one character, it is a heartbreaking read yet was incredibly written. It was sensitive and well thought out and the characters written were so vibrant, life-like and relatable.
This was an easy and steady paced read that kept me needing to read just one more chapter.