The Deception of Livvy Higgs by Donna Morrissey

Another fabulous read by Donna Morrissey. This woman has depth, breadth and humour and her characters reflect the same. Her novels all take place in Canada’s East and the setting is as important as the characters. Livvy, the novel’s protagonist, has spent a lifetime burying some haunting secrets from her past (I do love those haunting secrets – don’t we all harbour them?) – she is at the end of that life and is being revisited by the past forcing her to come to terms with her ghosts – especially the ghost of her young self whom she fears she lost along the way.

“Can’t imagine spending my life staking out enemies, then finding in the end there weren’t none, only my own fool heart.” How wise is that????