I was intrigued with the sound of this book when I heard about it, and excited to be part of the blog tour for such a special and unique book. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be part of the tour, and for the copy of the book.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Amy Cole is a stay-at-home mum and a woman on the edge.
After a very public breakdown and failed suicide attempt, Amy finds herself trying to make it through her everyday life as a high-functioning zombie.
Elle De Bruyn is a force of nature ready to shake Amy back to life whether she likes it or not.
After a fortuitous meeting, the two embark on a journey together which will change them both and help them find out exactly what they’re capable of when rock bottom is just the beginning.
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Where do I even start with this amazing book?
When I was invited to be part of the blog tour, I thought the book sounded interesting, if a little dark. But I was so wrong. It does of course, deal with mental health issues, but I never expected it to be so funny.
There are so many genuine laugh-out-loud moments in this book. I had the experience of reading it on a train at one stage, and had to be so careful not to laugh!
The characters are amazing; mad-cap, zany and wonderful. I loved Amy, her friend Elle, and her husband Ben.
There is, of course, a serious story underneath all it all. Amy is struggling with motherhood, grief, and her mental health. But the central message is that there’s hope and that recovery is possible.
The perfect balance of dark humour, hilarity, and wonderful writing, I can’t recommend it highly enough. I absolutely loved it. Everyone should read it.
MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth McGivern is a former journalist turned hostage-in-her-own-home surrounded by three men and a horrible dog named Dougal.
In an effort to keep her sanity she decided to write a parenting blog after the birth of her first son so she can pinpoint the exact moment she failed as a mother.
In an unexpected turn of events, the blog helped her to find a voice and connect with parents in similar situations; namely those who were struggling with mental health issues and parenting. It was because of this encouragement – and wanting to avoid her children as much as possible – her debut novel, Amy Cole has lost her mind, was born.
Elizabeth lives in Northern Ireland although wishes she could relocate to Iceland on a daily basis. To witness her regular failings as a parent you can find her on:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mayhemandbeyond
Twitter – https://twitter.com/MayhemBeyond
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mayhemandbeyond/
Picture credited to Jess Lowe
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