When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson

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Narrated By: Sara Powell, Susy Kane

Duration: 14 hours and 18 minutes

What to expect

‘Do you ever wonder if you’ve lived the life you were meant to?’ I ask her.


She sighs, and dips her head. ‘Even if I do, what difference will it make?’


In 1988, two eight-year-old girls with almost identical names and the same love of ballet meet for the first time. They seem destined to be best friends forever and to become professional dancers. Years later, however, they have both been dealt so many cruel blows that they walk away from each other into very different futures – one enters a convent, the other becomes a minor celebrity. Will these new, ‘invisible’ lives be the ones they were meant to live, or will they only find that kind of salvation when they are reunited twenty years later?

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

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A great read.

Bella

Powerful and haunting, the book tackles difficult topics and makes you realise how easily you can lose your whole world

Woman

A thought-provoking and suspense-filled tale of friendship.

OK!

A powerful story about friendship and forgiveness, and fans of Dorothy Koomson will enjoy the clever twists and unexpected turns, which keep the reader enthralled and eager to discover just what happened to two little girls destined for greatness.

Candis

Gritty and emotional, with lots of satisfying twists and turns. A compulsively readable book about empowering women. I couldn't put it down; I think this is one of her best.