Cecelia Ahern has a true gift, reflected in all of her works, to understand people. In One Hundred Names she pushes this talent to its limits, and from it draws an incredibly enjoyable, starkly honest, novel about people, goals and life.
Journalist Kitty Logan’s career has been destroyed by scandal, and she now faces losing the woman who guided her and taught her everything she knew. At her mentor’s bedside, Kitty asks her, what is the one story she always wanted to write?
The answer lies in a file buried in Constance’s office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, no explanation, nothing else to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery.
But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late.
With everything to prove, Kitty is assigned the most important task of her life, to write the story her mentor never had the opportunity to. Kitty has to not only track down and meet the people on Constance’s list, but find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people’s stories, she uncovers Constance’s, and starts to understand her own.
The novel sings of the importance of little moments, adding up to create an incredible story, and an incredible read.
A fantastic book to fly away with this summer, you do not want to miss out on the mystery, and the beauty, of One Hundred Names.
We give One Hundred Names Four Stars.
Hardback Cover Price - £14.99 ISBN – 978-0-00-735046-9