'This is one of the best books I've read about grief - and the catastrophic consequences of addiction. Exquisitely written. Profoundly moving.' - Robert Peston
'I read it in one sitting without pause. It is an astonishing book. I haven't stopped thinking about it.' - Charlotte Edwardes, columnist for Sunday Times Style Magazine
Seven-year-old Gavanndra Hodge's life is a precarious place. Her father is a hairdresser and drug dealer to Chelsea's most decadent inhabitants; her mother an alcoholic ex-model. So, it is up to Gavanndra to keep her little sister Candy safe.
But when Candy dies suddenly on holiday aged nine, Gavanndra's family, already so fragile and damaged, implodes.
Now a mother herself, and with only memories of Candy's awful final moments, Gavanndra embarks on a journey to write her way back to the little girl whose death tore her family apart.
The Consequences of Love is a story of loss and recovery, trauma and memory. It is a joyous and compelling account of the strength of the love between sisters and how nothing is ever truly lost if we are brave enough to return to where we began.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd