The Other Son

The Other Son Selected by in the category Best Fiction Books of A gripping family drama a tale of secrets hope and redemption From Nick Alexander named by as the UK s rd bestselling indy author ebook hits

  • Title: The Other Son
  • Author: Nick Alexander
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  • Page: 249
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Selected by in the category Best Fiction Books of 2015 A gripping family drama a tale of secrets, hope and redemption From Nick Alexander, named by as the UK s 3rd bestselling indy author 1 ebook hits The Half Life of Hannah , The French House, The Photographer s Wife comes an intimate new novel Alice has been lying to herself for years, holdinSelected by in the category Best Fiction Books of 2015 A gripping family drama a tale of secrets, hope and redemption From Nick Alexander, named by as the UK s 3rd bestselling indy author 1 ebook hits The Half Life of Hannah , The French House, The Photographer s Wife comes an intimate new novel Alice has been lying to herself for years, holding fast to the belief that the needs of her family far outweigh her own But her outwardly successful marriage hides dark secrets, and for much of her life, the children were the only reason she stuck around These days, though her successful banker son lives nearby, his young wife seems to do everything she can to keep Alice at bay As for Alice s other son, he has always been something of a stranger and has been traveling for so long that Alice isn t even sure what continent he is on any Alice can t help but wonder if the effort she expends presenting a united front to the outside world is actually helping anyone and what would happen if she suddenly stopped pretending Could life, like the novels she devours, hold surprises in its closing chapters And if she did shake everything up by admitting the truth about her marriage, would anyone be on her side Has the time finally come for Alice to put her own needs first For the first time in years, her heart is racing Can Alice really change her life Dare she even imagine such a thing Praise for Nick Alexander s Writing Endearingly funny, bang up to date and spot on the truth Red Honest, moving, witty and really rather wise Time Out Wonderfully compelling with a high standard of writing Liz Loves Books A truly riveting read Crooks on Books

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    1. uffffff¿qué hago?me fascinólo amélo disfruté tantome dejó llorandoqué placentera es la vida cuando lees estos libros, qué delicada y bella y durame gusta mucho que la protagonista tenga 70 años (estoy más cerca de ella que de las de 20´s!)recomendado para un momento de paz aunque te la quite y te la regrese tantas veces el libro!

    2. Traducción al español por Roberto Falcó Miramontes. Muy lograda dicha traducción.Aunque tardó en engancharme, al final fue una lectura muy agradable. La historia de Alice, 69 años, atrapada en un matrimonio miserable, con dos hijos totalmente distintos entre si, y las consecuencias que su matrimonio ha generado en el desarrollo de los mismos. Lo que más me ha gustado es que te familiarizas enseguida con todos los personajes. Son situaciones y diálogos muy reales, lo que te lleva a leer l [...]

    3. Didn't think I was going to stick with this book, but it turned out to be fab read :) The story of the complexities of family life was told so well. A surprisingly captivating book :) p.s. I's have stabbed Ken in the head though! lol

    4. This really is the most beautiful book.Nick Alexander has written a story that at times shows the main character, Alice, in a less-than-flattering light, but that honesty is what makes her so identifiable with. She starts to question her marriage, and indeed her whole life, and this sets her off on a new path, one filled with anxieties, and no clear direction. Added to the mix are her two sons. One, living fairly locally, is your fairly typical married-with-two-kids-and-a-mortgage type and on th [...]

    5. The story line I feel is quite basic but it doesn't need to be anything more, because instead the focus is on the family dynamic. There are 3 parts of the book, focusing on the mother and each of her two sons. The characters had a lot of depth and I felt like I was sat in the living room with them. I don't think I've seen in a book before where it shows how other people see you, Alice was so unaware of how others saw her. Finished this book quickly which is always a good sign. It really got me t [...]

    6. Great audio book! An ingenuously crafted story with an emotional, surprising, ending that caught me quite off guard and somewhat stunned! (In a good way!) The combination of Alexander's writing andthe story telling of Imogen Church is a masterful combination. A book I won't soon forget! I highly recommend it! Other books narrated by Imogen Church:The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. I highly recommend this one too!

    7. Got better as I progressed through. Family life across different generations from varying viewpoints. Enjoyable although subject matter hardly positive stuff!

    8. SÚPER BUENO. Al principio lo encontré tedioso porque qué señora más quejosa, pero después bueno, cada vez se puso más interesante y los personajes más complejos, tanto que al final lamenté terminarlo. Un libro inteligente, diria, con sorpresas y evolución en sus caracteres. Tantas cosas no eran como parecían, empezando por la señora. Me pareció esperanzador.Tiene varios clichés, eso sí, y además me pareció injusto que todas las personas de la familia muestren su versión de los [...]

    9. An eagerly awaited book and as usual Nick Alexander does not disappoint. A beautifully written, thought provoking read. Highly recommended as always.

    10. Simple story really well told.Thoughtful insight into family life. Must be many out there living in a similar way reminds you how people can see a situation very differently.

    11. not what i expected from the blurb but implies how positive thinking or attitude changes the way we see things if only we can find that influence in our lives.

    12. I loved this book. It put me through a multitude of emotions. Great storyline and well written. This is the 2nd book I've read by this author and I've just bought anothe. love his writing style.

    13. Took a wee while to get going then I loved the ending and how Alices character developed. Nice easy read

    14. Es una historia a la que recomiendo sinceramente darle una oportunidad. Es inevitable no hacer una introspección y retrospección dentro de nuestra propia vida, mientras esta historia nos va dejando ver la vida de tres parejas y cómo acciones del pasado, concientes o inconscientes, influyen en la forma en que viven, hablan, sueñan se relacionan. La importancia de reconocer y saber que en esta vida vienes a SER feliz porque quieres, porque elijes serlo.

    15. I am a big fan of Nick Alexander and this book didn't disappoint. I love the way the book unfolds and we get to know the characters, thinking at first things aren't that bad, just your typical disfunctional family, then you find out what had actually happened over the years. This is a powerful story of family dynamics and how people are affected by the events of the past. The story moves from the English Midlands to France and the evocative description of French village life is just wonderful. I [...]

    16. I wouldn't define this book "gripping"; it's actually quite slow. The style is easy and pleasant to read and for this reason I gave it 3 stars. It tells the story of a family, their issues (domestic violence - there are no heavy descriptions though) and how those issues affected their lives in different ways. There are some interesting ideas and the main character, Alice, evolves throughout the book, however the ending seemed to me a bit too easy and idillic. I preferred other books by the same [...]

    17. I discovered Nick Alexander with The photographer's wife and loved it for its insight, the well built plot and the character's depth. I recommended it many times and to many people. I've just finished The other son and it's short sequel. I enjoyed it all along and I'm very impressed by the characters' truthfulness and the deep understanding of their psychology shown by the author. I hope Nick Alexander will get the success he truly deserves and I strongly recommend these books

    18. Very emotionalThis is the first book I've read by Nick Alexander and I was not sure what to expect. The story grabbed me almost immediately. Alice was an interesting, well developed character who struggled with domestic violence through her life while raising two very different sons - one is a wealthy married man with children, while the other son is the one who will warm your heart and bring the soft human ending of a story. I will certainly read more of Alexander's books.

    19. I absolutely loved this book from start to finish,I didn,t want it to ends a wonderful insight into different relationships within a family and with such believable characters.I Couldn,t stop thinking about it,It has a level of sadness and unhappiness brought about by wrong choices having been made within relationships.I did also find snatches of it humorous though.I now can't wait to read "The Photographers wife"

    20. What a fantastic read. I enjoyed this book, loving it from the very first paragraph.What else can I say? Nick Alexander never fails to deliver a novel that keeps me engrossed. His knowledge of human relationships is second to none and he is a master at making the ordinary sound extraordinary. This book is no exception, never a disappointment, I await the next best seller.

    21. The Other Son5 stars I love it would highly recommend a real page turner. Will read more from this author enjoy all.

    22. This is a very thought provoking look at marriage and family life. It is set in the present and I loved some of the observations about modern life like the trip to Ikea as it is exactly my view of the place. Two sons growing up in a family where the husband is violent and controlling and they deal with this in very different ways. Alice also learns to deal with it but she becomes worn down and struggles to see anything positive in anything. Tim the elder son is married to Natalia , a Russian lad [...]

    23. Interesting but slow storyAs a fan of mystery and thrillers, this book wasn't for me. I can see where people would enjoy it, however. The plot is realistic and relatable, but I spent the whole book waiting for a big twist or revelation that never came. I enjoyed how relatable the characters were, and that there never seemed to be a right or wrong viewpoint between Alice, Tim and Matt. All of the characters were doing what the believed to be right at all times.

    24. El otro hijoMerece las cinco estrellas que le he otorgado.Una novela maravillosa que nos enseña muchas verdades de la vida profana.Una novela narrada de un modo real a la vida cotidiana y que nos enseña a meditar en la vida del hoy por hoy.La recomiendo como una joya literaria. Gracias a su autor. Ulises.

    25. Another gripping read Loved this book and will be looking to read more from Nick Alexander. Characters are very believable, it's not a cutesy book, it grans you and makes you not want to put it down until you have finished. It also makes you want to know more. I felt gutted to have finished the book as I wanted to know what happens next.

    26. Nice book. I struggled to identify with Alice due to the age difference. I am not sure if that worked at all. Alice was 69 years old. It has quite an unruly ending. I would like to have seen what it was like a few months done the line. Maybe when she visited Tim and family with her new positive outlook.

    27. I loved this book. I felt the mum was so real and I understood her struggle to come to terms with her situation. The way she dealt with her love for her son's and still trying to keep the man she had married happy. Nick has captured this completely with this book that flowed from page to page. It was a joy to read.

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