When Susan is left orphaned, she begins a harrowing journey through the care system. Left with both mental and physical scars, Susan approaches adulthood with a self-destructive impulse. However, there is hope in the figure of her childhood friend, Max; the first boy she ever kissed.
Now a grown woman, Susan returns to her childhood home of Winchelsea, where she hopes she will find the answer to the gap in her heart that she’s carried with her since she left. With Max by her side, she attempts to find the path her life should have taken, to build a home, to heal old wounds, and to finally create a family that will stop the terrible feeling of something missing.
But Max has a secret, one that risks destroying all hope of a happy ever after, unless they can find a way to heal one another.
Susan Birch was torn from her childhood friend Max and placed in foster care when she was 10 years old. Her years in foster care were so horrible that Susan had blanked out any happy thoughts of her earlier years, until a dream jogged her memory and she unearthed a picture of Max. Susan returns to her childhood home, finds Max, and finds that they still have a bond. But is she too scarred and self-destructive to ever have a normal relationship? Max seems like the perfect man to help her heal – sweet, patient, and caring – but even Max has his secrets. Ultimately, this is a very good story about overcoming fears and learning to trust. This is the type of book, though, that you can see where the characters are headed and just want to reach into the pages and shake them or shout “Don’t do that!” but I guess that is what one has to expect when both characters have been damaged and have to find their way. It is not too dark a read, and it is nice to see how they can help each other with their problems and try to evolve into a healthy couple.
Hazel lives in the small town of Rishton in Lancashire. England, with her husband, three children, two cats, dog, rabbit and lizard. She fills her days dashing between school runs, pets and housework and at night she comes to life either writing or watching her favorite program ‘Supernatural’ (yes she is Supernatural obsessed)
Her road to writing started with a love for paranormal romance novels, and after finding a passion for tragic romance she set out on the mission to share her own story. After long nights writing and a lot of ‘Supernatural’ episodes she is finally ready to share ‘Something Missing’. Hazel loves nothing better than sitting with a cup of tea, a chocolate biscuit and a good book.