Five Days Gone | Laura Cumming | Book Review

A book entitled “Five Days Gone: The Mystery of my Mother’s Disappearance as a Child” almost inevitably gives you psychological thriller vibes. Or at least criminal mystery vibes. Or vibes bordering on ‘this could be intriguing’. Having now read the book, I regret to say that this subtitle is perhaps … misleading at best. It could have been called “Five Days Gone: The Days I Won’t get Back from Reading this Book.”

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