The Woman Who Stole My Life

Title: The Woman Who Stole My Life
Author: Marian Keyes
Published: November 6th 2014 by Penguin UK

Blurb: Stella Sweeney is back in Dublin. After living the dream in New York for a year - touring her self-help book, appearing on talk shows all over the USA and living it up in her 10-room duplex on the Upper West Side - she's back to normality with a bang. And she's got writer's block.

Stella wants a clean break as she didn't exactly leave New York on a high. Why is she back in Ireland so soon? Who is it who keeps calling? Stella wants to get back to being the woman she used to be. But can she? And should she?

*First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: Marian Keyes is one of my favourite authors and I have read all of her book except for one (her previous one, which is on my kindle I have meaning to read for a while). I have loved most of her books, she always gives them something special that make them stay with you long after you have finished them. And she handles very hard topics with so much care. And this book has this special touch but at the same time I felt like the story was too long.

At first I took me a while to get into the story, I found it quite slow and I couldn't really understand what was going on. After a while, once I got who was who and thanks to the flashbacks that helped to understand the present situation, the story improved considerably. 

I found the story of Stella quite impressive, it was really interesting to read about her time in hospital and how she had to comunicate winking. I can't imagine how one must feel unable to move anything but with the full concience of what is going on. 

Her family were quite the individuals... her husband was from another planet, not quite suportive, let's say. And then her kids were... well, teenagers I guess, never happy, always wanting more. And then there was her neurologist, Mannix, I didn't really know what to think about him, he seemed quite nice but I couldn't help thinking that he was hiding something.

All in all it was an interesting story even if a bit slow, worth reading. Although I had the feeling that it lasted too long, I have to admit that I was quite hooked by the end of it and I really liked the ending.  


You Might Also Like

0 comentaris