Review: Anything Could Happen by Lucy Diamond

Title: Anything Could Happen

Author: Lucy Diamond

Pages: 400 Pages

Publisher: Quercus

The Blurb

Your big secret is out. What next?

For Lara and her daughter Eliza, it has always been just the two of them. But when Eliza turns eighteen and wants to connect with her father, Lara is forced to admit a secret that she has been keeping from her daughter her whole life.

Eliza needs answers – and so does Lara. Their journey to the truth will take them on a road trip across England and eventually to New York, where it all began. Dreams might have been broken and opportunities missed, but there are still surprises in store… 

Anything Could Happen is a warm, wise, funny and uplifting novel about love, second chances and the unexpected and extraordinary paths life can take us down.

The Review

Lately I have DNF’d several books. I have said that I am Marie Kondo-ing my reading. If it isn’t bringing me joy then I am giving up. After several duds I was feeling a bit desperate. I went to a trusted author on my TBR. Lucy Diamond. And oh, how Marie Kondo should shake in her joy feeling boots because I felt it. I felt the joy. Anything Could Happen is chock full of it. It is the cosiest of jumpers on the coldest of days.

In Anything Could Happen we follow the developing story of Lara and her daughter Eliza. In a spurt of impulsivity Eliza goes on the hunt for her father. She has some questions for that man. The only problem is he doesn’t know she exists.

We watch as Lara and Eliza find new footing in their relationship after so much has been kept secret and we see Eliza’s world expand with new family in it. It was everything that it should be – difficult, uncomfortable, funny, sad, poignant and a plethora of other words but overall it was quintessentially Lucy Diamond – a lovely read.

Can I please recommend reading it alongside the audiobook. It is read by Sally Phillips and she does an excellent job.

Anything Could Happen by Lucy Diamond is available now.

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