A mother’s journey through her daughter’s heroin addiction
By Christine Lewry

I was gripped the minute I read the first page. The true story of a mother’s journey through her daughter’s heroin addiction, the stark reality of the words really hit you right from the start as both mother and daughter share their separate accounts.

Honest and harrowing, it had me in tears at parts. Although it’s not our usual uplifting Audrey type of book, it is a reminder of what some people go through behind closed doors and how important it is to lean on others and admit when you need help.

Although this book has been out for long while now, I wanted to read it after meeting the main author, Christine. Her story of trying to help her daughter beat a serious addiction was such an eye-opener and definitely gave me some sense of understanding. But aside from the learning, it was strangely an enjoyable read.

If you know someone struggling with addiction, particularly drugs, I recommend this book. It may not be full of advice and professional guidance, but it is a truthful account by two individuals who went through it for real. You may not agree with every reaction or behaviour expressed, but we’re all human, so read it without judgement. You never know who you might know who could be going through the same.

Faye Watts