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Set Me Free by Hina Belitz is a beautiful, unforgettable novel that will be devoured by fans of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman. It shines a gentle light into the shadows of life and shows how sometimes reaching out to the world is all it takes to set you free …

Mani and Nu. Sister and brother.

Forced to flee their home in fear of their lives, Mani and Nu find themselves in a dark London flat. When the worst happens, fate abandons them far from the family who might love them. And so Mani accepts an offer of marriage in hope of finding comfort for Nu – but her dreams of happiness soon evaporate and she is left with no way of revealing the truth about the life she and Nu are leading.

Little by little, Mani reaches out to the world with love … it is only a matter of time before the world reaches back for her.


A moving and yet uplifting account of the trials faced by some women, Set Me Free still remains full of hope
Sarah Harper, Lovereading.com
This novel is a rare find - beautifully written, poignant and life-affirming
Alexandra Harper-Williams, Lovereading.com
Hina Belitz tackles the harrowing subject matter with a deft touch, great warmth and insightful sensitivity
Ann Alderton, Lovereading.com
A deeply moving, quietly powerful story... empowering and inspiring
The Herald
[A] moving tale
Marie Claire
The best book I have read in a very long time. Absolutely beautiful. This has to be a 2016 prizewinner.
Sarah Tilley, Lovereading.com
A breath of fresh air - a story of brutality and guilt but also of love, recovery and redemption, written with knowledge and passion. I defy you to read it without shedding a tear
Carrie Jones, Lovereading.com