Today marks an occasion and I am posting my first review back from having a few years off. I am really looking forward to getting back into it and to kick it off I have a review for Caroline Finnerty’s The Last Days of Us for Rachel’s Random Resources.
The Last Days of Us
They say if you love someone, you have to let them go. But what they are your child?
All Sarah McIntyre has ever wanted was a loving, happy family. So when her husband JP announces on Christmas Day that he is leaving her and their two children, 9 year old Harry and 4 year old Robyn, Sarah is left reeling.
But things are set to get worse when Robyn is diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.
Can JP and Sarah unite to fight their biggest battle yet? or will they be on opposing sides once again?
With the couple at loggerheads and with Robyn’s condition deteriorating day-by-day, precious time is running out and JP is getting desperate…
The Last Days of Us is a tender story of hope and forgiveness that asks the question how far would you go to save your child?
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Caroline Finnerty is an Irish author of heart-wrenching family dramas and has published four novels and compiled a non-fiction charity anthology. She has been shortlisted for several short-story awards and lives in County Kildare with her husband and four young children. Her first title for Boldwood is The Last Days of Us, to be published in June 2021.
What can I say about this book? It was powerful, heart wrenching and soul destroying. But wonderfully written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had me ugly crying, I don’t think I’ll ever understand how a parent would feel when losing their child but this book has certainly put it into perspective for me.
The characters were believable and they were pulled back together when they needed each other the most. I think my favourite character had to be Harry though, he was such a strong little boy and he tried to make everything ok for his mum without even knowing, let alone understanding what was actually going on. JP did kind of get on my nerves a bit as he refused to listen to Sarah and wouldn’t let her explain why she didn’t want her daughter going to the US for experimental treatments. I was definitely on the side of Sarah, she didn’t want her daughter to suffer anymore than she needed to in her final days and weeks.
I would certainly recommend this book to anyone and everyone, but warn them not to read it in public as they would look very strange with tears streaming down their face. This will pull at everyone’s heart strings and it made me take a step back and realise what is important in life.