Picking Up the Pieces – Jo Worgan

Kate has a six-year-old autistic son, Sam. She has started a new life to escape her controlling and abusive boyfriend Jake and thinks that the past is behind her and that she and Sam are safe. But after spotting Jake through a misted-up cafe window, Kate knows that he has found her. Kate confides in her neighbour Matt, a man running from his own past. He seems to offer a genuine chance at happiness for her and son Sam, but Jake is determined to get them back at all costs….



My review

This book is a container filled to the brim with emotions that is waiting to overflow.

I immediately was in love with little Sam. My heart melted and wanted to take him in my arms and protect him and I am not even his mum. I can only start to imagine how she must have felt.

Kate is strong and anxious at the same time. She wants what’s best for everybody, but is she doing the right thing now or is she being taken for a fool?

This story is about unconditional love for your child, second chances and silver linings. I would have liked to have had some more emphasis on Sam and less on the adults. 3,5 stars.

Thank you, Jo Worgan and LoveBooksGroup.


About the author

Jo Worgan is a freelance copywriter, columnist and book blogger. She has published 4 non-fiction works aimed at parenting children on the Autistic spectrum, based upon her experiences as a mother of an autistic son. Writing is what she truly loves, and Picking up the Pieces is her second novel following her first, An Unextraordinary Life. Today Jo lives in Lancashire with her husband of 19 years and their two young sons. When she is not busy writing, she likes to take her boys to the local museums, cafes, cinema, the Lake District and lots of playgrounds.