The Last Days of Us by Caroline Finnerty

I’m so delighted to tell you about this gorgeous book today. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

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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My Review:

Oh gosh, where do I even start with this beautiful book? Right from the start I just loved it. It’s set in North County Dublin, where I live, which was a nice bonus, as I could picture all the settings so well. The characters are so real that I felt as if I knew them all, and I really felt so sorry for Sarah as she dealt with first her marriage break-up, and then Robyn’s diagnosis.

The journey that we are taken on is such a familiar one for so many people, myself included, and Sarah’s heartbreak as she watches the person she loves fade away, is just so poignant and so sad. The fact that she and JP have only just separated and are on different pages, makes it even more difficult.

The story is told mainly from Sarah’s perspective, but we also have some chapters from Harry’s point of view, and these are so authentic, and so heart-breaking.

A tragic and heart-wrenching story, but told so sensitively, this one will leave you in tears, but it’s also beautiful and captivating and in spite of not always being an easy read, it really is a must-read.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio:

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.

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