That Girl From Nowhere
by Dorothy Koomson
Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby and the only connection she has to her birth mother is a cardboard box hand-decorated with butterflies. Now an adult, Clem decides to make a drastic life change and move to Brighton, where she was born. Clem has no idea that while there she'll meet someone who knows all about her butterfly box and what happened to her birth parents.
As the tangled truths about her adoption and childhood start to unravel, a series of shocking events cause Clem to reassess whether the price of having contact with her birth family could be too high to pay...
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I'm a huge fan of Dorothy Koomson, so I've been eagerly awaiting the release of her latest novel, That Girl From Nowhere. I'm always quickly drawn into Dorothy Koomson's books and That Girl From Nowhere was no exception. I warmed to Clemency - or Smitty as she is known - immediately and was intrigued by her past and what her future would hold as she finds herself entwined in the lives of her birth family.
There are lots of relationships explored within the book, but my favourite was between Smitty and her adoptive father. It was such a warm and loving relationship and I was glad that Smitty had someone like him in her life.
As always, Dorothy Koomson has delivered a powerful and intriguing read and I loved it.