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When internet millionaire and philanthropist Harry Melville dies in a car crash at the age of 44, the lives of his wife, Sarah, and twin brother, Ben, are thrown into turmoil. Harry seemed to have it all; a close-knit family and a happy marriage - along with all the trappings of wealth. Yet as he recalls his past from the afterlife, a story emerges of the unspoken and bitt ...more
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Published July 4th 2019 by Urbane Publications
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4☆ An Emotive, Thought Provoking and Compelling read.

FROM THE OUTSIDE is a Compelling and Emotive story about Family, Regret, Secrets, Drama, Siblings, moving on, and life after death.

Harry had it all until a tragic accident leaves him for dead, but somehow still able to watch over his wife and twin brother Ben.

But watching over his family isn't easy, as he starts to uncover secrets and finds out how his life effected those around him as he watches them grieve, move on and uncover truths and sec
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Leslie Manning
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the Outside, by Scottish writer Clare Johnston, is the story of two grown brothers—twins—barely connected while together on earth, but brought together after one of them dies in a tragic accident. The title is perfect, as it is truly suited to the story. Or, perhaps, it is the other way around, with a narrator perfectly suited to the title. The title From the Outside seems to offer different meanings: 1. A literal meaning: A dead man watches his loved ones (and not so loved) from beyond the ...more
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, or how it would play out but was pleasantly surprised that once I started this I could not put it down.
From the moment the book starts we instantly meet Harry Melville sitting on the embankment at the side of the motorway viewing a crashed car, then we learn he was the driver and he is now dead.

From this moment we are viewing his family - his twin brother Ben and his wife Sarah from the Outside along with Harry following the aftermath of this death a
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Clare Johnston is a journalist living in Edinburgh with her husband and two sons. She is commercial editor of the DC Thomson Media titles, and a former head of magazines and commercial editor with the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, a weekly newspaper columnist and editorial director of the Press Association in Scotland.
Clare is also a regular contributor on BBC Radio Scotland, including on the sati
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