No oigo a los niños jugar / I Cannot Hear the Children Playing
After the success of Despiértame cúando acabe septiembre, for twenty weeks the bestseller on top of the lists on Amazon.es, Mónica Rouanet comes back with an unforgettable new novel.
After a serious car accident, in which Alma lost her family, the seventeen-year old girl, suffers a post-traumatic shock and is sent by her grandfather to a psychiatric clinic, located in a renovated building in Madrid. She lives there among the doctors, other patients with diverse afflictions and one day comes across some children that, it seems, only she can see. Little by little, the story of the old building and its bygone occupants interweaves with the reality Alma faces up to now. All this will lead her to the bottom of dark secrets for years kept hidden within the walls of the enormous mansion and also those hidden in her mind.
There are doors which should not be opened. Silences which warn us. But we never take notice.
Mónica Rouanet possesses the most extraordinary quality of flawlessly describing the best and the worst facets of human beings.
Monica has created a fascinating, intriguing story with a fluid rhythm, enhanced by powerful characters and with an alternation of voices and time, but above all because that halo of mystery created from the first pages of the story. If I was you I would not miss it.