Monday, June 02, 2014

The Dead Wife's Handbook - Hannah Beckerman

A day off and a cloudy cool one at that was the perfect recipe for having a lie in bed in the morning and a nap in the afternoon, so a great chance to get my book finished.  One of my goals for the weekend!!

Rachel has a good life, wife and mother to young Ellie, everything changes when a fatal heart arrhythmia takes her away from her family in her thirties. Now only able to observe her loved ones from a distance, we watch as Max and Ellie first grieve for her and then begin to move on with their new lives. These changes also help Rachel to cope, knowing that they will be ok and that she doesn't need to keep watch over them.

An interesting concept, and because they were all very likeable characters and the grieving was handled well it made it very readable as opposed to being a bit too chick lit cheesy.  4/5

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