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    You Never Told Me Epub Ú You Never Epub / bid for freedomBut when her mother unexpectedly falls ill, Charlie has to cut her trip short She flies home, but by the time she gets to the hospital, it s too lateHer mother is gone, but she s left a mystery behind Why did she buy a canal boat, and where did the money for it come from As Charlie attempts to work through her grief and pick up the pieces of her life, she follows the threads of her mother s secret past but has she missed her chance to learn the truth Praise for Sarah Jasmon Evocative and atmospheric Carys Bray Lyrical and sensuous Elizabeth Forbes Spellbinding Bella."/>
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • You Never Told Me
  • Sarah Jasmon
  • 03 October 2019
  • 0552774049

10 thoughts on “You Never Told Me

  1. Louise Wilson Louise Wilson says:

    Charlie and Eleanor s mum was known as Britta but after her unexpected death, they realise Britta wasn t who they thought she was Britta has secrets that neither of the girls knew about Charlie had been travelling the world when she got the call to come home She felt guilty that she hadn t done enough to help her family.I found this quite an emotional read The family dynamics are quite complex with secrets that have been hidden The storyline flows seamlessly The ending was a little disappo Charlie and Eleanor s mum was known as Britta but after her unexpected death, they realise Britta wasn t who they thought she was Britta has secrets that neither of the girls knew about Charlie had been travelling the world when she got the call to come home She felt guilty that she hadn t done enough to help her family.I found this quite an emotional read The family dynamics are quite complex with secrets that have been hidden The storyline flows seamlessly The ending was a little disappointing, I was left wanting to knowThere were still some loose ends Hopefully there will be another book to continue where this one left off.I would like to thank NetGalley, Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and the author Sarah Jasmon for my ARC in exchange for an honest review


  2. Louise Wilson Louise Wilson says:

    Charlie and Eleanor s mum was known as Britta but after her unexpected death, theynrealise Britta wasnt who they thought she was Britta had secrets that neither of the girls new about Charlie had been travelling the world when she got the call to come home She felt guilty that she hadn t done enough to help her family.I found this quite an emotional read The family dynamics are quite complex with secrets that have been hidden The storyline flows seamlessly The ending was a little disappoin Charlie and Eleanor s mum was known as Britta but after her unexpected death, theynrealise Britta wasnt who they thought she was Britta had secrets that neither of the girls new about Charlie had been travelling the world when she got the call to come home She felt guilty that she hadn t done enough to help her family.I found this quite an emotional read The family dynamics are quite complex with secrets that have been hidden The storyline flows seamlessly The ending was a little disappointing, ideas left wanting to knowThere was still some loose ends Hopefully there will be another book to continue where this book left off.I would like to thank NetGalley Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and the author Sarah Jasmon for my ARC in exchange for an honest review


  3. Stina Stina says:

    I m not sure how to review this book because I didn t really enjoy it The premise promised so muchbut by the end there were so many questions and loose ends.A year ago, Charlie had it all a beautiful house, a lovable dog and an upcoming wedding But feeling trapped and ignoring all warnings from her family, she left it all and fled to the other side of the world A year later in Thailand, Charlie has nothing to show for it but a restlessness for home and an empty bank account Logging i I m not sure how to review this book because I didn t really enjoy it The premise promised so muchbut by the end there were so many questions and loose ends.A year ago, Charlie had it all a beautiful house, a lovable dog and an upcoming wedding But feeling trapped and ignoring all warnings from her family, she left it all and fled to the other side of the world A year later in Thailand, Charlie has nothing to show for it but a restlessness for home and an empty bank account Logging into her email at an internet cafe, she sees an email from her sister and calls her Their mother has taken ill and is in hospital Charlie needs to get home now But with no money for her ticket, she panicsuntil a friend talks her housemates into repaying her for their share of the rent.Now she is back in dreary England Stepping off the train and no money left for a taxi, she walks the remaining distance to the hospitalin the rain She arrives to find she is too late Her mother has gone Why couldn t she get here earlier to have just onemoment with her The reception from her father and sister is somewhat distant as they return to the family home The house needs to be sold and their father is moving in with her sister Eleanor and her family But what is Charlie to do This was her home once upon a time She had less than a month to find a job and somewhere to livebecause she didn t suppose her boyfriend Max would take her back She s not sure she would want to go back But she did want Bella She missed Bella, her scruffy lovable dog.But then Eleanor hands her an envelope Inside are some documents relating to a bank account in Eleanor s name and a key What s the key for, Charlie asked Oh, it s for her boat, says Eleanor Their mother had a boat A narrowboat or canal boat So Charlie took herself down to the canal and so began her journey of discovery, I guess you could call it She met a few people along the way Bob and Lydia, Dave, Margereta and even reconnected with Max in a way But as Charlie steered through the locks, canals and junctionsshe discovers her mother had secrets And she travelled the canal looking for the answers to her questions about the mother she never really knew.From the premise I had expected YOU NEVER TOLD ME to so muchexciting with the layers of secrets their mother kept hidden but instead it wasa journey of Charlie s own self discovery Sure she uncovered some of her mother s secrets but we still don t get all the answers at the end It left everything up in the air with an unsatisfactory end I even questioned some characters roles in the story because they didn t appear to go anywhere either.The only part that had me in tears was the picture painted of poor Bella looking all forlorn on the back step, with just a plastic bed and thin blanket for comfortchained up in the rain, cold and alone No dog deserves to be treated like that I cried buckets for the poor thing and whooped for joy when Charlie rescued her.I loved the canal boat setting These narrowboats have delighted me and I would love to travel one should I ever find myself in the UK There is something peaceful and so tranquil about being on the water But that is where my interest ended.I really can t say much else about this book because I honestly felt it was a waste of my time reading it, sadly I didn t enjoy it and found the ending unsatisfactory.I would like to thank SarahJasmon, NetGalley and RandomHouseUK and TransworldPublishers for an ARC of YouNeverToldMe in exchange for an honest review.This review appears on my blog at


  4. Claire Fuller Claire Fuller says:

    I loved this novel about journeys of discovery, both emotional and real Sarah Jasmon has a great eye for complex family dynamics, long hidden secrets, as well as the detail of life on a narrowboat I was completely taken up with the main character, Charlie, and the intriguing mystery she uncovers Thoroughly enjoyable.


  5. Shalini Shalini says:

    Mystery with emotions were the crux of the story A mother with secrets, and a daughter, who had run away to see the world, had to come back to solve the puzzle.My first book by this author, I found myself swallowing the lump in my throat many a time That family had quite a few secrets, and the book explored the dynamics of it Relationships were complex, I was quite engrossed in the bookThe book was a journey for me as I don t read such emotional ones generally The writing made me keep going Mystery with emotions were the crux of the story A mother with secrets, and a daughter, who had run away to see the world, had to come back to solve the puzzle.My first book by this author, I found myself swallowing the lump in my throat many a time That family had quite a few secrets, and the book explored the dynamics of it Relationships were complex, I was quite engrossed in the bookThe book was a journey for me as I don t read such emotional ones generally The writing made me keep going until the end Overall, a great read


  6. Linda Hill Linda Hill says:

    Charlie s on her way home if only she knew what that meant.I just loved You Never Told Me It s not a fast paced visceral thriller or a bright and breezy uplit, but rather a mature, thoughtful, luxurious and beautifully written exploration of identity and belonging that I found utterly convincing and affecting It may sound a strange way of articulating it, but You Never Told Me feels like a high quality, enduring, product in a throwaway world.Sarah Jasmon writes with such persuasive authority Charlie s on her way home if only she knew what that meant.I just loved You Never Told Me It s not a fast paced visceral thriller or a bright and breezy uplit, but rather a mature, thoughtful, luxurious and beautifully written exploration of identity and belonging that I found utterly convincing and affecting It may sound a strange way of articulating it, but You Never Told Me feels like a high quality, enduring, product in a throwaway world.Sarah Jasmon writes with such persuasive authority Her descriptions appeal to the senses so that reading You Never Told Me is a very visual experience Her personal boating experience means that every aspect relating to the canal and the boat is exquisitely defined with the effect that the reader feels transported to her settings so vividly The boat and its surrounds are every bit as important as the people in this story I loved too the natural direct speech and the extended, integral and organic metaphor of water and life There s a richness here that is so satisfying as it underpins an intense, claustrophobic atmosphere that made me feel quite wistful.Initially I thought Charlie was reckless, selfish and immature, but as Sarah Jasmon gradually uncovered Charlie s personality, her background and her thoughts, I found her an incredibly human, flawed and believable character whom I cared about without question Charlie embodies what so many women think and feel, as she struggles not only with her own identity, but that of her mother Since I finished reading the book I have been thinking about her, wondering how she is getting on Indeed, it is the theme of identity that makes You never Told Me so absorbing Sarah Jasmon explores how well or little we know ourselves, let alone others, how we make assumptions about others and how we never really ask the right questions until it is too late It is through this exploration of identity that the mystery of Britta and the past is so skilfully portrayed I found it mesmerising.I thoroughly enjoyed You never Told Me It is the kind of book that slides deeper and deeper into the reader s mind theit is read until it is impossible to put down or to forget once it is read It s moving, atmospheric and elegantly written and I really recommend it It s fabulous


  7. Jo Jo says:

    A new author to me It did take me a little while to get into the story The main character is Charlie and her family dynamics are a little odd to say the least Following the death of her mother she tries to unravel a web of secrets around her mothers early life Even at the end I didn t feel that all the questions had been answered Thank you to tbc for the chance to read this title in exchange for an honest review.


  8. Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤ Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤ says:

    Disclaimer I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own Thank you to Damp Pebbles Blog Tours and Black Swan for this free copy All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.Okay first of all, don t you love when authors add a little piece of their lives into novels that you probably wouldn t know about unless they told you about it Did you see that Jamson lives on a canal boat Char Disclaimer I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own Thank you to Damp Pebbles Blog Tours and Black Swan for this free copy All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.Okay first of all, don t you love when authors add a little piece of their lives into novels that you probably wouldn t know about unless they told you about it Did you see that Jamson lives on a canal boat Charlie s mom bought a canal boat Just the little stuff like that makes me enjoy a book even , so I was super glad to see that even from the small synopsis that we got to read even before we get to the first page.I know from the synopsis, it doesn t seem like this is going to be a thriller by any means, and then it just gets real Like, my gosh I just don t even know if I was really going to get that feeling from this but I did Very, very interesting and I was very intrigued with this storyline I definitely understand the feeling of being trapped and all that, although I don t know if I could have ditched out on my wedding and stuff like Charlie did.Was that brave Selfish I don t know, but I was really impressed I wish I could just travel to the other side of the world like that, although with my four dogs, I wouldn t have been able to leave them or afford to have them come with me That may change though I don t know Just saying


  9. Anne Anne says:

    I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this one a gentle slow paced read with no real fireworks, but immensely engaging and thoroughly compelling It s a story of exploration the mystery around the hidden life of her mother, family relationships past and present, the waterways and the industrial past as Charlie undertakes her own personal journey.The writing is quite wonderful the author has a particularly special touch in examining and exposing the intricacies of relationships, those inti I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this one a gentle slow paced read with no real fireworks, but immensely engaging and thoroughly compelling It s a story of exploration the mystery around the hidden life of her mother, family relationships past and present, the waterways and the industrial past as Charlie undertakes her own personal journey.The writing is quite wonderful the author has a particularly special touch in examining and exposing the intricacies of relationships, those intimate exchanges you feel you shouldn t be party to I particularly liked the push and pull in her relationship with her sister Eleanor there s love, but there s mistrust and resentment too on both sides as they cautiously dance around each other I enjoyed the portrayal of their difficult relationship with their father, against the background of the chaos wrought by a young family and the quiet moments with Eleanor s husband, unable to get things right but at a loss over what to do about it.Charlie s journey along the waterways, and towards finding what makes her happy is quite perfectly done, an experience you share and feel She s perhaps not entirely likeable at first maybe a touch of selfishness and self obsession, absence of consideration for the impact her actions have on others but her character blossoms as we get to know her better and she begins to find herself.There s some lovely detail about the realities of water borne life, intriguing encounters along the way, the kindness of strangers, the intrusion of her past life and relationships sometimes there s a joyful lightness, sometimes moments of reflection and introspection, all perfectly balanced.The unravelling of her mother s secrets gently drives the story, gives the narrative the drive it needs and the layers of the hidden past are slowly unpeeled, revealing a story around the theme of identity and belonging that was everything I wanted it to be I ve noticed others mentioning the ending I really liked its openness, the ends not quite tied up, just a gentle dipping out from a slice of life you ve been allowed to share for a while.A rather special read and very highly recommended


  10. Vanessa Nunn Vanessa Nunn says:

    Charlie had her whole life together Everything was just perfect her relationship, her house and her beautiful dog One day, she decided she d just about had enough and fled for freedom, leaving everything behind her However, after an urgent phone call from her sister Eleanor, her trip was cut short Charlie s mum had tragically died and her family needed her home Charlie was never close to her mum, nor had she been there for her family much Feeling guilty she had not been very family orien Charlie had her whole life together Everything was just perfect her relationship, her house and her beautiful dog One day, she decided she d just about had enough and fled for freedom, leaving everything behind her However, after an urgent phone call from her sister Eleanor, her trip was cut short Charlie s mum had tragically died and her family needed her home Charlie was never close to her mum, nor had she been there for her family much Feeling guilty she had not been very family orientated when her mum was alive, she decides to stay home As the story unfolds it turns out that Britta, their mum, had so many hidden truths and secrets that had been kept from both daughters and yet to be discovered Eleanor has her own daughter and family life to look after and doesn t have time for an adventure, so everything is left for Charlie to uncover This isn t just a novel, it s a journey of self discovery Sarah had me completely immersed in the story line and I loved following Charlie on her quest to uncover the mysteries of her family history


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You Never Told Me❮EPUB❯ ✰ You Never Told Me Author Sarah Jasmon – Thomashillier.co.uk A year ago, Charlie s life seemed to be following a plan she had a beautiful house, a lovable dog and an upcoming wedding But she felt trapped A few months before the big day, ignoring the warnings fr A year ago, Charlie s life seemed to be following a plan she had a beautiful house, a You Never Epub / lovable dog and an upcoming wedding But she felt trapped A few months before the big day, ignoring the warnings from her family, she abandoned her life and fled to the other side of the world in a bid for freedomBut when her mother unexpectedly falls ill, Charlie has to cut her trip short She flies home, but by the time she gets to the hospital, it s too lateHer mother is gone, but she s left a mystery behind Why did she buy a canal boat, and where did the money for it come from As Charlie attempts to work through her grief and pick up the pieces of her life, she follows the threads of her mother s secret past but has she missed her chance to learn the truth Praise for Sarah Jasmon Evocative and atmospheric Carys Bray Lyrical and sensuous Elizabeth Forbes Spellbinding Bella.


About the Author: Sarah Jasmon

Sarah Jasmon lives on a canal boat in Lancashire, which is also the setting for her two novels You Never Epub / The Summer of Secrets and You Never Told Me She has written short stories for a wide selection of publications and in was shortlisted for the Harper s Bazaar short story competition She is an Associate Tutor in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, and is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Geography.