Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Release Day! Six Weeks to Live by Catherine McKenzie ~ My Thoughts #SixWeeksToLive #NetGalley

  Happy Release Day!

Congrats Catherine
on the release today of
Six Weeks to Live!

Six Weeks to Live by Catherine McKenzie 
Women's Psychological Fiction, 382 pages
Published May 4, 2021 by Atria Books

A gripping psychological suspense novel about a woman diagnosed with cancer who sets out to discover if someone poisoned her before her time is up

Jennifer Barnes never expected the shocking news she received at a routine doctor’s appointment: she has a terminal brain tumor—and only six weeks left to live.

While stunned by the diagnosis, the forty-eight-year-old mother decides to spend what little time she has left with her family—her adult triplets and twin grandsons—close by her side. But when she realizes she was possibly poisoned a year earlier, she’s determined to discover who might have tried to get rid of her before she’s gone for good.

Separated from her husband and with a contentious divorce in progress, Jennifer focuses her suspicions on her soon-to-be ex. Meanwhile, her daughters are each processing the news differently. Calm medical student Emily is there for whatever Jennifer needs. Moody scientist Aline, who keeps her mother at arm’s length, nonetheless agrees to help with the investigation. Even imprudent Miranda, who has recently had to move back home, is being unusually solicitous.

But with her daughters doubting her campaign against their father, Jennifer can’t help but wonder if the poisoning is all in her head—or if there’s someone else who wanted her dead.

My thoughts about Six Weeks to Live ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"'I'm sorry to have to tell you this, Jennifer, but you have a primary glioblastoma in your brains. That's--' 'Brain cancer,' I whisper, the words a rasp in my throat."

Who dunnit? Or did anyone do it? What a horrible thing to have to worry and think about right after you find out that you have brain cancer and have six weeks to live—that someone might have poisoned you. Why? 

The reader goes on a roller coaster of emotions with Jennifer as her life diminishes week by week, and as she begins to doubt everyone she knows. Or is the tumor affecting her thinking and really, everyone loves her and it's all in her imagination? 

Six Weeks to Live grabbed my heart from the very first page and I found myself totally immersed in Jennifer's remaining six weeks, as the truths of her loved ones are revealed. I have loved all of Catherine's stories and each one is my new best favorite. This is one that I highly recommend and one you don't want to miss! 

I received an ARC of Six Weeks to Live and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. A graduate of McGill in History and Law, Catherine practices law in Montreal. An avid runner and skier, she's the author of numerous bestsellers including Hidden, Fractured, The Good Liar, and I'll Never Tell. Her works have been translated into multiple languages.

In 2019, I'll Never Tell was a #1 Amazon Bestseller, a Globe & Mail and Toronto Star Bestseller, was shortlisted for the Hugh McLennan Prize for Fiction and was optioned for a television series by Paramount TV. Her latest novel, You Can't Catch Me released June 9, 2020 and has also been optioned by Paramount TV.

Her next novel, Six Weeks to Live, will be released on May 4, 2021. ~ Goodreads

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