The end depends upon the beginning. We’re given the gift of life with the consequence of death.
Never judge a book by it’s cover and never judge a book until you have reached the end. Suicide leaves many victims and with the suicide of Maddy, her daughter and husband are left with picking up the pieces and wondering why. Maddy was the mom that went to bat for their only daughter and the wife that supported her husband. But why would she take her own life by jumping from the ledge of a building. The anguish as her daughter Eve has she comes to terms that she wasn’t enough for her mother to want to stay. Or her husband Brady that he did not understand her frame of mind. Was it possible that she was not leaving him but herself.
The narration was done by Maddy from the spiritual realm as she guides her family to the truth of who they are and what they need. Eve as she struggles without her mom and what she took for granted and finding new hope. Brady as he learns the importance of relationships and wanting more with his daughter.
It is a heartwarming and heartwrecking story of family and loss. How we deal with pain and each other and how we build each other up. It uses humor of humanity.
A Special Thank You to St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.