In the Light of What We See

  • by Sarah Painter
  • Narrated by Fiona Hardingham
  • 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Brighton, 1938: Grace Kemp is pushed away by the family she has shamed. Rejected and afraid, she begins a new life as a nurse. But danger stalks the hospital too, and she'll need to be on her guard to avoid falling into familiar traps. And then there are the things she sees....Strange portents that have a way of becoming real.
Eighty years later, Mina Morgan is brought to the same hospital after a near-fatal car crash. She is in terrible pain but recalls nothing. She's not even sure whom to trust. Mina too sees things that others cannot, but now, in hospital, her visions are clearer than ever....
Two women, separated by decades, are drawn together by a shared space and a common need to salvage their lives.


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Customer Reviews

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Something lacking

A disappointment. The 2 different time-lines in the plot just never fit together, and there was no flow to the story. Honestly, the current-day characters were boring and unlikable. I would have preferred more about Grace, circa 1938, and less about Mina, present-day. There are so many better duel narratives out there ( I highly recommend "A Memory of Violets" ); pass on this one.
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- Ruth Bain

The dead look after us

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Almost all takes place in a hospital where two women work about 70+ years apart and yet "connect" because of what has happened to each.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?


What does Fiona Hardingham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I found after starting the book that I didn't want to read it, I wanted to hear it instead. I'll probably be able to read it now thanks to Fiona's portrayal.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, While reading I kept wanting things to happen quicker, listening was easier to take the first time through.

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- Mr. P

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio