Postcards From a Stranger

Postcards From a Stranger

A secret lies buried at the heart of her family—but it can’t stay hidden forever.

When Cara stumbles across a stash of old postcards in the attic, their contents make her question everything she thought she knew.

The story she pieces together is confusing and unsettling, and appears to have been patched over with lies. But who can tell her the truth? With her father sinking into Alzheimer’s and her brother reluctant to help, it seems Cara will never find the answers to her questions. One thing is clear, though: someone knows more than they’re letting on.

Torn between loyalty to her family and dread of what she might find, Cara digs into the early years of her parents’ troubled marriage, hunting down long-lost relatives who might help unravel the mystery. But the picture that begins to emerge is not at all the one she’d expected—because as she soon discovers, lies have a habit of multiplying . . .

Revised edition: This edition of Postcards from a Stranger includes editorial revisions.

Title:Postcards From a Stranger
Edition Language:English
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    Postcards From a Stranger Reviews

  • Emma

    A charming story about family. Cara, a wedding dress designer lives with her elderly father, who is slowly succumbing to Alzheimer's. She was always led to believe her mother died when she was 2 years...

  • Ingrid

    This book is about controlling people's lives and about bullying. But also about regret and forgiveness.Cara looks after her demented father and one day, when she goes up to the attic where she was ne...

  • Elizabeth

    Unfortunately, this didn’t work for me. I went into the book thinking it would be a breath taking, edge of your seat kind of read but it just wasn’t. I found myself skimming a lot because there wa...

  • Shalini

    This was a light breezy read though the topic was definitely a deep one. Cara finds postcards in the trunk which opens up the proverbial can of worms. Trying to decipher and get to the bottom of her p...

  • Hannelore Cheney

    Thank you NetGalley and Lake Union for the eARC.What a lovely book this is...heartbreaking and sweet, with a great ending I didn't see coming.The story is told from different perspectives and in diffe...

  • Ceecee

    I enjoyed most of this book but found my interest in it waned towards the end hence 3 rather than 4 stars. I think the problem for me was the end, especially when Cara finally met her mother it just d...

  • Elizabeth

    I had been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it on Goodreads. It appealed to my love of history and how circumstances can change people's lives. "Postcards from a Stranger" certainly...

  • Bonnye Reed

    GNab Postcards from a Stranger is an excellent story, wrapped around a disjointed, broken family, their decisions and choices and the repercussions of those choices for years and generations to follow...

  • Mary Thomas

    Thanks to Netgalley for my copy.This is a poignant and emotional tale of family secrets and lies. A controlling father and a distant brother and a dutiful daughter make up the family dynamic. Cara is ...

  • Renita D'Silva

    Beautiful, poignant. Loved this. ...