The Last Days of Us by Caroline Finnerty
.ePUB, 272 pages
Expected Publication: June 17th 2021 by Boldwood Books
About the Book:
They say if you love someone, you have to let them go. But what if it's 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.
I was enjoying this book and liked how it dealt with a lot of important issues, and the story itself was extremely sad, but I just found it fell a little flat in the writing department. This was hard to read because of the suffering of a child, the turmoil the family endured, the medical decisions that had to be made and the mother's efforts to do what's best for her daughter while the father fought her every step of they way.
I actually liked Harry's chapters the best. The author did a great job at writing his thoughts and feelings, which couldn't have been easy as he is a nine year old boy. It was heartbreaking but felt honest and true. The legal part of the story was also quite intriguing but wasn't long enough, I wish that was brought into the plot more. I also did not like the epilogue as it was VERY predictable and I had hoped the author went the other way with that part of the storyline. Over all a halfway decent read that gave me the sniffles.
Thank you NetGalley, Caroline Finnerty and Boldwood Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.