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Sonia Draga Sp. z o.o.
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 Niezapomniana historia o miłości, stracie i rodzinie.

Zrozpaczona Alice Raikes wsiada do pociągu na stacji King’s Cross, by odwiedzić rodzinę w Szkocji. Gdy po sześciu godzinach dociera na miejsce, staje się świadkiem czegoś tak wstrząsającego, że niezwłocznie postanawia wrócić do Londynu. Kilka godzin później ulega wypadkowi, po którym zapada w śpiączkę. Niewykluczone, że mogła to być próba samobójcza.

Rodzina Alice czuwa przy jej szpitalnym łóżku. Po jakimś jednak czasie emocje biorą górę. Dochodzi do kłótni i rozdrapywania starych ran. Im więcej ze sobą rozmawiają, tym więcej ukrywają. W tym samym czasie Alice przeżywa różne stany świadomości, podczas których wraca do przeszłości i ostatnio zakończonego romansu.

„Niezapomniany debiut literacki”. Daily Telegraph

„Wciągające studium straty i rodzinnych więzów, a zarazem powieść trzymająca w napięciu jak najlepszy thriller”. Sunday Telegraph

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Sonia Draga Sp. z o.o.
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Published on
Jul 10, 2015
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Pages
408
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ISBN
9788379993338
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Language
Polish
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Genres
Drama / General
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