by Jacqueline James
A story of loss, evolving friendship and self discovery.
Jacqueline’s debut novel, Rude Awakening, is a thought-provoking and touching tale of loss, evolving friendship and self discovery.
Hilary’s mother dies suddenly and she is thrown into a spiral of despair. With support from her friends she lifts herself out of her despondency, and begins to come to terms with the loss, until the discovery of a manuscript amongst her mother’s things throws her into turmoil. How could she have lived with someone for so long and not had an inkling of their history?