Saturday, October 16, 2021

Reviewing A Day Like This by Kelley McNeil

 What mother hasn't momentarily taken her eyes off the road to glance back at their child in the backseat, especially when said child is sick and you are on your way to the doctor?   Imagine if this resulted in an accident and when you woke up in the hospital everyone insisted that you didn't have a child.

Reviewing A Day LIke This by Kelley McNeil
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This book (A Day Like This) by Kelley McNeil kept me captivated and I really didn't know what to expect, do I recommend it?   Absolutely, but clear your day before starting it as you are not going to want to be disturbed!

The medical opinion is that it appears as though Annie's memories are false memories caused by a brain injury (that doesn't show on scans) from the accident, or maybe she is going a little crazy, we are introduced to the mental instability that besieged her mother while Annie and her sister were growing up.

Of course, there is another idea that could explain what's happening - could she have crossed over to a parallel universe?   In which case, can she get back?   There are so many questions and we are right there inside Annie's mind as she's asking them, investigating them and trying to unravel them.

At one stage I wondered if she was perhaps dead and she actually asked this question herself, but no this book is not trying to be The Sixth Sense!   You'll have to wait until the end to see which happy ending Annie gets, but it is well worth the wait.

You are basically following two storylines in this novel, but they are very easy to keep track of and I was surprised once I finished reading it to discover that this is a debut novel.   I cannot wait to see what else Kelley McNeil will write.

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7 comments:

  1. This sounds like one of my worst nightmares, Lou, and would definitely keep me spellbound I'm sure. Even thinking though it based on what you have written, I would imagine it would be impossible for anyone to convince a mother she didn't have a child. A lot of people (including medical staff) would have to be involved to pull that off. Knowing her mom had mental lapses makes me think either could be right, or was that just be used to make her think she is also having issues. Now I need to know the truth!

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  2. Yes, indeed, as Sylvestermouse said - now I need to know how it all turns out. Either someone is playing a cruel trick for reasons unknown, or there is more here than meets the eye. You have whet my imagination now, Louanne to the point this has become a must-read book!

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  3. Even though my husband and I don't have kids of our own, I'm sure this story would give me nightmares if I didn't know that it would have a happy ending. So, thank you for mentioning that! This certainly sounds like a page-turner, and I'm also curious to find out what really happened.

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  4. Oh my this would have me sweating profusely. One of any mother's worst nightmares would be something like this happening. Sounds like a book to go on my growing (again) list of Must Reads. Thanks Louanne for the warnings, I will heed them for sure.

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  5. This gripped me from your first paragraph! I cannot imagine how you would feel in that situation and now I want to know how it all turns out and why this happened... Intriguing and a book I am guessing it is difficult to put down once you start reading. Thank you for this review and recommendation.

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  6. Oh my, I would enjoy this one - but be very freaked that the mother was told she never had a child! There have been movies like this, and I want to jump through the TV and plow the people who insist what true isn't! Great book recommendation, thank you

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  7. I am reading this book right now and it is very compelling. It seems like several of the books I have really liked in recent months come from your recommendations. Thank you.

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