By Lisa Jewell
Bee Bearhorn had a number-one hit unmarried in 1985 and was once by no means heard of back. Fifteen years later she is located lifeless in her flat and no-one turns out to care yet Ana Wills consistently day-dreamed concerning the unique half-sister she hasn't visible in years. And whilst she involves London to transparent Bee's flat, she uncovers a existence extra unique than she imagined: a mystery state cottage, mysterious weekends away, or even a lacking cat. With Bee's closest neighbors mad Lol and powerful, silent Flint Ana units out to find precisely what did take place to Bee Bearhorn, the one-hit ask yourself
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Even the older kids knew exactly who she was. She was Bee Bearhorn’s sister. Like—how cool was that? When Bee’s second single failed to make an impact on the charts four months later, Ana’s status as Most Interesting Person in School started to look a bit shaky. 19 fifty and then disappeared without a trace, Bee Bearhorn came to be seen as just another cheesy one-hit wonder of the eighties and Ana’s relationship to her became more of a hindrance than a social advantage. The crueler girls at her school used the disastrous—and very public—disintegration of Bee’s career as fuel to bully Ana, and for the rest of her schooldays Ana was commonly known as One-Hit-Wonder Wills.
Ana’s mother, Gay, married Gregor Bearhorn in 1963 and had a baby, Belinda. Gregor gave into his long-repressed but ultimately uncontrollable homosexual urges and left Gay in 1971. Gay was married again, to Bill, a retired headmaster twenty-two years her senior, in 1974. A second daughter, Anabella—or Ana as she would later wish to be known—was born in 1975 (Anabella and Belinda—Ana occasionally thought that her mother would rather have given birth to a pair of bichon frises) and Bee left home four years later to join her father, Gregor, in London.
Bill smiled at her impotently and scratched the back of his neck. Ana stared at Bee desperately, drinking her Coke, trying to send her telepathic messages that she was on her side and wishing more than anything that Bee and her mother could be friends so that she could actually enjoy these rare, precious afternoons with the glamorous big sister she barely knew. “You look terrible. Your skin. ” “Yes, Mum, I’ve been taking my makeup off at night. ” “That dress. I can almost see your breakfast. Don’t you ever think about the impression you give people, Belinda?