Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Life You Left by Carmel Harrington

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins UK, HarperImpulse and NetGalley.
The Life You Left
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Sarah, I’m not coming home tonight.
If you love me, you will give me the space I need…
Tell the children I love them.
Paul

It started out like any other day for Sarah Lawler; getting the kids ready for school, making the pack lunches and juggling baby Ella’s feeds.

There was no way of knowing that her husband, Paul, would leave for work that morning and simply not come home.

Now the questions are piling up quicker than the unpaid bills and, unable to answer her children’s questions about where their Daddy is, Sarah is getting desperate.

But it turns out she isn’t quite as alone as she thought she was. When her beloved childhood friend, Edward, comes back into her life, Sarah thinks she’s finally been thrown a life line.

There’s just one problem with Edward: no one else can see him.

Edward is an angel. And he has a message for Sarah that will change her life and the lives of others forever. For it is only in the most difficult of times that Sarah can discover how strong
she truly is.

Set in a small coastal village on the beautiful Irish coast, The Life You Left is a story of redemption and the strength of love.


The Life You Left by Carmel Harrington

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


The Life You Left(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins UK, HarperImpulse and NetGalley.)


This book was (in my opinion) a big old mess.

Sarah was clearly nuts. Not only did she speak to an invisible guardian angel, she acted on what he said, and then found other people who were also nuts to corroborate her story! I did think she had guts for going to speak to her husband the way she did and confronting him about what was going on, but in truth that was a necessary evil.

The storyline in this was just bizarre. I expected it to be about Sarah’s husband leaving her, but it truth it was only a little bit about that, and mostly about this murder than Sarah’s guardian angel had told her to investigate! I mean really?

There was romance in this, but I didn’t really like it.

The ending was okay, and one part of it was probably the best part of the book. I really didn’t enjoy this book though, I found it unbelievable, and irritating, and I wouldn’t want to read another of this author’s books.
Overall; barmy,
4 out of 10.


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