Two mothers linked by a strange link. It was a bit too slick to be true but at the same time the story was so well put together that I did enjoy my first read from this author.
Emily is Hannah's much loved daughter. Maddie is Olivia's much adored daughter. Emily dies in a tragic car accident and her organs are donated by Hannah to various receipients. Fast forward Maddie is just weeks from dying if she does not get a new liver and it is timely for want of a better word when Emily's liver becomes available. The two families live in widely disparate worlds. Hannah is a single mother, successful and upto now managing very well on her own. Olivia is in an abusive relationship and though on the surface having everything material available to her and her daughter, she knows that this is not the way to live. She has no choice though, with Maddie so ill and needing so much she in a situation she cannot get out of.
The story goes on and with their eventual meeting, accidental and not contrived and the eventual realisation of who each person was.
The near death escape by Olivia from her husband is the catalyst that sets her and her daughter free and it is a happily ever ending of a kind though for Hannah her life has changed completely and will never ever be the same.
Emotional but not overpoweringly so read. From the Glen Waverley library and my last book from them till the next time I come to Melbourne.