REVIEW – The Trouble with Dying by Maggie le Page

Reviewed by Laura


Faith wakes up floating on the hospital ceiling, looking down on her lifeless body hooked to an array of machinery in intensive care. With no memory and only a dead grandmother for company, Faith has to work out through her visitors and memory flashbacks - who she is and how she ended up here.

Her visitors range from her loving but worn out mother to a husband who seems cold and unfeeling. Then there is a woman who appears to be her best friend although she cannot possibly fathom why along with a man who is clearly in love with her and, most important of all, her daughter Tess, a beautiful and bouncy 6 year old.

Having deduced that she fell from a third story balcony, she struggles to determine if was it a suicide attempt, an accident or something more sinister altogether. With the clock ticking, Faith has seven days to work it all out and return to her body.

This book is so unique and had me hooked from the very beginning, although I just wasn't prepared for how good it is - it completely blew me away. Maggie le Page managed to seamlessly blend urgency and drama with an air of suspense and a large helping of humour. The story compelled me to sacrifice sleep in order to see it through and ensure Faith got her happily ever after. This is a book that will stay with me for a very long time.


2 Responses

  1. Thanks so much for reading The Trouble With Dying, Laura. I’m thrilled you enjoyed it – when a reader really “gets” your book is the best feeling in the world for a writer. 🙂

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