The Gingerbread House by Kate Beaufoy. Published by Black & White

This was an interesting book about the ravages of dementia along with something I never saw coming. After losing her job, and with money getting tight, Tess moves into her mother-in-law’s home the “gingerbread house” to be a carer for Eleanor, who is being ravaged by dementia.  Tess does her best to cope with Eleanor, who is at times hostile and angry, afraid and childlike or, even worse, normal. Watching the whole thing but unable to intervene is Tess’s daughter, Katia, who will reveal her real reason for being at the gingerbread house at the end of the story. The ending blew me out of the water, totally did not see it coming

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