Back of the book :
When Nick’s wife Kerry falls ill and dies, he realises for the first time how fragile his happiness has always been, and how much he’s been taking his good life and wonderful family for granted. Now, he suddenly finds himself navigating parenthood alone, unsure how to deal with his own grief, let alone that of his teenage son, Olly.
In the depths of his heartbreak, Nick must find a way to navigate life that pleases his son, his in-laws, his family and his friends—while honouring what Kerry meant to them all. But when it comes to his own emotions, Nick doesn’t know where to begin. Kerry was his childhood sweetheart—but was she really the only one who could ever make him happy?
And in the aftermath of tragedy, can Nick and his son find themselves again?
What I think :
This is the story of Nick and Olly, as the story opens Nick’s wife Kerry dies …
This is quite an emotional story that hits you right in the heart. Its a story about obviously, the death of a loved one and the grief that follows but also of being about to move on after such an awful event in your life and also about the relationships around you and how they are affected by the loss too.
Written from Nicks perspective, we get to know what he’s thinking and feeling. I really liked the glimpses we get of his childhood at the end of the chapters.
My advice is that there is a box of tissues handy at all times, but having said that it has some really happy moments in it too.
This is actually the first of Amanda’s books that I’ve read. I do have a few of them on my TBR, but haven’t got round to reading them, however I think that will change after reading this one.
I really liked this book, (even although my chosen genre is actually crime thillers ! I always think a change is as good as a rest.) and I give this lovely tear-jerker a very well-earned 8/10.
Published on E-Book and in Paperback by Union Lake on 11/11/19.
The biggest Thank you to Megan Denholm from Ed Public Relations for the review copy in exchange for an honest review.