Would your life unravel if someone you knew committed suicide? Theirs did.
Faye’s heart still belongs to her first love, Jack. She knows he might have moved on, but when she decides to track him down, nothing prepares her for the news that he’s taken his own life.
With the fragility of life staring them in the face, Abbie finds herself questioning her marriage, and Faye her friendship with Ethan. And poor Olivia is questioning everything – including why Jack’s death has hit Beth the hardest. Is she about to take her own life too?
This is a really well written hard hitting book about what is a taboo subject for some. It is handled with delicacy and the book really shows so well the impact and knock on effect that suicide can have. I have suffered from depression previously and know how hard that was when I was going through a rough spell due to being bullied at work. The book really made me think.
I loved the layout of the book with the different chapters for the different points of views, it was very effective in telling the story. The characters of Faye, Beth, Olivia and Abbie are great and really well written and work so well together – it is excellent writing to bring them to life in the way the author has – four stars from me – a really good debut and made me feel really emotional at times.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sarah Marie Graye was born in Manchester, United Kingdom, in 1975, to English Catholic parents. One of five daughters, to the outside world Sarah Marie’s childhood followed a relatively typical Manchester upbringing… until aged 9, when she was diagnosed with depression.
It’s a diagnosis that has stayed with Sarah Marie over three decades, and something she believes has coloured every life decision.
Now in her early 40s, and with an MA Creative Writing from London South Bank University (where she was the vice-chancellor’s scholarship holder), Sarah Marie has published her debut novel – about family, friendships and mental health.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/SarahMarieGraye
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