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.
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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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