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The Stranger She Knew

By: Rosalind Stopps
Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
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Summary

They wrote it on the wall above my bed. Hello, it said, my name is May. Please talk to me.

May has been moved to a care home after her stroke. She can’t communicate - all her words are kept inside. If she tries to point, her arms swing in wild directions; if she tries to talk, strange noises come out of her mouth.

May is sharp, quick and funny, but only her daughter, Jenny, sees this and Jackie, a new friend at the home who cares enough to look and listen closely.

When May discovers that someone very familiar, from long ago, is living in the room opposite hers, she is haunted by scenes from her earlier life, when she was a prisoner of her husband’s unpredictable rages. Bill, the man in the opposite room, seems so much like her husband, though almost a lifetime has passed and May’s eyesight isn’t what it was.

As Bill charms his way through the nursing home, he focuses his romantic attention on Jackie, while all May can do is watch. She is determined to protect Jackie and keep herself safe, but what can she do in her vulnerable, silent state?

©2019 Rosalind Stopps (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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