Thursday, February 4, 2021

Six Weeks To Live - Book Review

Imagine going into a routine doctor's appointment and learning you have six weeks to live.  For most of us, that would be the worst news ever.  Though it is an unexpected and terrible diagnosis for forty-eight-year-old Jennifer Barnes, the real shock is yet to come.  

To cope with an anonymous, random killer like brain cancer is hard enough.  To suspect that the real killer is someone she once loved, makes everything that much more devastating.  With the end so near, will there be time to discover the truth?  

Catherine McKenzie's upcoming release, Six Weeks To Live, is stunning suspense that explores how family secrets, deception, and revenge is a cancer far more potent than glioblastoma.

Jennifer's family members doubt her sanity.  Surely, the brain cancer is warping her mind.  One would have to be losing it to believe her husband, the father of her children, could do something as diabolical as poisoning her.  It's crazy.  Or is it?

There is plenty of motive.  Jennifer's estranged husband has been relentlessly hammering her for a divorce, which she refuses to give him.  He and his new girlfriend are harboring a secret, which is more than reason enough to want to knock off the wife standing in the way of their happily ever after.  

Dare we hope Jennifer's grown girls, a complex set of triplets, might come on board to help her track down an explanation for mysterious lab results predating her terminal diagnosis?  Isn't it the least a mother can expect when things turn dire?  If only family dynamics and relationships were that easy.  

Time is very quickly running out.  Who, or what, will win in the end?  Can there even be a win in this situation?  

Six Weeks To Live is the best novel I have read all year.  You will want to pre-order your copy now.  It releases on May 4, 2021.  I received a digital galley from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  My sincere thanks to the publisher, Atria Books, and the author, Catherine McKenzie, for this deeply satisfying reading experience.  












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12 comments:

  1. Wow, your review of this upcoming new psychological thriller by Catherine McKenzie has really gotten my attention. Now I have to know what happens and how it is all resolved. Thanks for piquing my interest in McKenzie's newest suspense story, Diana.

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    1. I know you will want to read this one, Elf. My highest recommendation. Best book I have read in a long time.

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  2. While psychological thrillers are a genre I actively steer clear of, your description of Six Weeks to Live “the best novel I have read all year” is a ringing endorsement!

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    1. We all have our reading niches. I respect that this is not your genre of choice. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my review. Appreciated all the more given this truth.

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  3. Sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for the engaging review.

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    1. This will be an excellent selection for your book club, Mary Beth. Glad you stopped by. Thank you!

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  4. Thank you for your interesting review of this psychological thriller Six Weeks To Live. It sounds a deep involved plot with interesting characters that you really enjoyed.

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    1. Yes! So engaging and well-written. Had me guessing right up to the brilliant ending. This one is exceptional.

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  5. Wow! This sounds like a great book! I can well imagine how a family would react to someone with a diagnosed brain tumor would question the accuracy of the victims suspicions. How very sad for the poor woman. Of course, I hope she lives and prevails against her enemy, so now I want to read the book to see what happens.

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    1. Yes... knowing what happens to a patient with glioblastoma would be enough to cause others to question the accuracy of her thinking, reasoning capacity, and grasp on reality. None of us like to be doubted or thought to be imagining things. This is a great book that I will encourage everyone to read.

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  6. Oh another psychological thriller, just finished reading one and I could not put that book down. even though it's not a genre of book that I usually gravitate towards, I just might have to give this one a read. Will mark the date on my calendar and see how I feel about it then. Thanks Diana for your review.

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    1. Very few books captivate me like this one did. It is a book I can wholeheartedly recommend to all of my friends. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Appreciated!

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