The Missing Pieces of Us
by Eva Glyn
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 21 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 24 Jul 2021
HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, One More Chapter
‘Full of mystery and magic’ Heidi Swain
There are three versions of the past – hers, his, and the truth.
When Robin Vail walks back into widow Isobel O’Briain’s life decades after he abruptly left it, the dark days since her husband’s unexpected passing finally know light. Robin has fallen on hard times but Izzie and her teenage daughter Claire quickly remind him what it’s like to have family…and hope.
But Robin and Izzie are no longer those twenty-something lovers, and as they grow closer once more the missing pieces of their past weigh heavy. Now, to stop history repeating, Izzie and Robin must face facts and right wrongs…no matter how painful.
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Average rating from 60 members
This beautifully written novel is a poignant exploration of grief and love and the way in which our emotions can often overwhelm us. The two main characters are both carrying burdens bought about by loss which then go on to impact their actions and dramatically shape their lives. It speaks to how hope, faith and trust can and do help us to heal even when we ourselves may think we are past redemption. Whilst the story does have romance at its core it is about love in many forms and the power that has within our lives, whether it be familial, platonic or romantic. Eva Glyn writes powerful descriptive insightful prose that takes us on a journey with Robin and Izzie as they both try and come to terms with their past to enable them to carve out a future. Overall this is a novel that speaks to the power of hope and human connection and as such is well worth a read. Highly recommended.
I enjoyed 'The Missing Pieces of Us' immensely. Eva Glyn takes us on an emotional journey with the two main characters, Izzie and Robin. I liked the way the themes of love, grief, loss, and memory are explored from each of their POVs. The story slowly reveals how things that happened twenty years before have impacted on the two characters and made them the people they are today. The character of Claire is also developed well so that she plays a pivotal role in the journey. Central to the story is the fairy tree where people can come to make wishes and leave gifts. For me, that added element of folk-lore and magic makes the novel a little bit different. Thanks to Net Galley for the ARC.
Wow, just wow. Fans of Amanda Prowse will love this gripping emotional thriller focusing on the lives of two people, Robin and Isobel, who are reunited twenty years after they were torn apart. They are still in love but they have different versions of the past, which will keep the reader turning the page until the very end. It is sensitively written as it deals with the topic of mental health, alcohol dependency, and homelessness. This is a definite to add to the reading list this summer.
This was such an interesting book! Izzie is recently widowed when she comes across someone from her past . Slowly, the story of their individual pasts comes to light . I did like the characters but I felt that had some communication problems. However, I liked the different POVs in the story and enjoyed it overall!
An emotional rollercoaster. I loved Robin and was rooting for him throughout the book. The fairy tree plays a big part in the story and is almost a character in itself. At one point when I closed my Kindle, I found myself unconsciously kissing the cover because of the loveliness of the section I had just read - I've never done that before! A book about the twists and turns of life and how some life defining moments can have a big impact and alter your life path. The book also reflects how strangers can be unexpectedly supportive just when you need it. Eva Glyn's writing is easy to read and flows beautifully.
Love. This. Book! Oh Robin, sweet sensitive Robin. And Izzie. What a tale of lost love that finds its way back. Love all the characters along the way. I flew through this lovely book and will gladly recommend.
A beautifully written novel of love, grief, depression, loss, addiction, friendship and happiness. I learnt slot from this book about healing and kindness to oneself. I would highly recommend it.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book and was gripped from the first page to the end, loads of twists and turns x
I loved this book. The amount of research that must have gone into it was phenomenal. It was beautifully written and a well crafted story. I was drawn in from the beginning and enjoyed how the characters came to life. An amazing read.
Lots in this story to keep you guessing and wondering if everyone is as they seem. The story is great and really gripping throughout.
I loved this book...first novel I've read by Eva Glyn and I will seek out more. Izzie is at sea after losing her husband and bumps in to Robin from her past...who has had a chequered life since their relationship ended a long time ago. There is still.a spark and Izzie rekindles her relationship with Robin. Her daughter Claire sees him to be a positive force in their lives. All is not straightforward and there are a lot of truths to be sought and emotions to be smoothed. I just loved all the characters and the insights into their pasts and emotions.
Isobel and Robin are young lovers with their whole life ahead of them. Just like that, Robin disappears, leaving Isobel without any answers. Isobel reluctantly moves on, marries, and has a little girl named Claire. Years later, Isobel is a widow and she finds Robin and life as they know it changes forever. The Missing Pieces of Us by Eva Glyn was beautifully written. I was pulled in from the first page and devoured the entire book. I could have kept reading about these dynamics and characters. Glyn's words flow off the page and keep you glued to the story. I highly recommend The Missing Pieces of Us by Eva Glyn. I will be telling everyone about this beautiful love story and will be looking forward to Glyn's future work. Special Thanks to NetGalley, Eva Glyn, and HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter Publishing for the advanced digital copy in exchange for my honest opinion. 4.5 stars
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy. We meet Izzie, whose a young adult and Robin, who at the start of their love story. Unfortunately, each has barriers that stop them from getting closer. Robin is caring for his mother whose an invalid and Izzie, is already in a relationship. Many years later, things have changed but their love for one another hasn’t. Slowly, we come to know of their separate past lives, there are differences which come clear later on in the story. I liked the story and how the characters of Robin and Izzie were portrayed. The story is told from both Robert and Izzie perspective at various stages in their lives. The book had a bit of everything romance, suspense and tragedy. Recommend It.