I rate this book 1.5 out of 5 stars.
(Finished Reading: 10/07/18
My 41st book this year)
Maddy has committed suicide leaving her daughter and husband behind to pick up the pieces. In the afterlife she is watching over them. She realises she liked her life but she has to watch as they fall apart and try to move on without her. Distraught by not knowing why she did it. They feel guilt for not appreciating her more, for not noticing the signs, for not being there for her when she needed them most and for not listening to her. Now they are left with her journal and the mystery of why.
I did not enjoy this book. At almost every chapter I just wanted to give up and pick another novel. I loved the idea behind this story. But I felt there wasn’t enough regret, sadness and loss from the afterlife nor the ones who were left behind.
There wasn’t enough drama and not enough big memories to bring tears, anger or pain to the story. I expected tears. Just thinking of this situation pulls my heart strings. But the book just didn’t deliver for me.
I can’t really say much for the characters either. I didn’t feel much compassion for them. Didn’t connect. Apologies to the author for not appreciating the efforts of your work. However the final two chapters finally made sense and made the story very slightly better.
Written by Ling Lee (10/07/18).