Title: Nightingale Point
Author: Luan Goldie
Pub Date: 2019
No. Of pages: 374
Where I got it: reposed book subscription
Time to read: Two weeks (which was NO reflection of the book)
Quick review: This novel is truly unlike anything I’ve read before. It’s beautifully written and I was so invested in the characters by the end!
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Stars: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟| 5
From the blurb
Mary has a secret life that no one know about, not even Malachi and Tristan, the brothers she vowed to look after.
Malachi had to grow up too quickly. Between looking after Tristan and nursing a broken heart, he feels older than his twenty-one years.
Tristan wishes Malachi would stop pining for Pamela. No wonder he’s falling in with the wrong crowd, without Malachi to keep him straight.
Elvis is trying hard to remember the instructions his care worked gave him, but sometimes he gets confused and forgets things.
Pamela wants to run back to Malachi after her overprotective father has locked her in and there’s no way out.
It’s a day like any other, until something extraordinary happens. When the sun sets, Nightingale Point and its resident are irrevocably changed and somehow, through the darkness, they must find a way back to lightness, and back to each other.
What did I think?
We’re in a weird time ourselves at the moment thanks to Covid-19 so this book took far longer than it should have. This was a pretty pacey, quick read which had I not been distracted by our weird world, would have been read far quicker.
I loved it. Like, every page of it. I didn’t guess what the ‘extraordinary event’ mentioned on the blurb was. But my word, it blew me away, this whole book did. It’s so beautifully written and by the end of the book I was so invested in the characters.
Without giving away too much of the plotline, the last part of the book revisits the characters five years after the event that changes their lives, and I was filled with so much warmth, getting the closure that is often missing with books. Finding out what became of them. I was sat with a smile on my face and it almost brought nearly brought a happy tear to my eye.
The narration being from the points of view of different characters was easy to follow as they all had their own unique voice, particularly Elvis, who I just adored. The blossoming of his relationship with other characters throughout is really just so heart warming.
The emotion I could feel throughout was so real and I could completely put myself in the shoes of each storyteller.
There’s not much more I can say on this book without ruining it. But really all you need to know is, I loved it.