A couple of things I contemplated as I began this review…
Did I love this book so much because I have a mad crush on the author? Sure
Did I love this book so much because I have more than a passing acquaintance with drains (remind me to tell you the story about why I no longer say “if there is ANYTHING you need, call me”)? Yup
Did I love this book so much because I had to put adulting on hold so that I could finish it? Indeed
Would I be rating this book differently if I didn’t know who wrote it and it was about something other than the specific thing it is about? Maybe, but the good news is that it IS by this author and the subject matter IS what it is.
From the very first chapter I was drawn into this story. I picked it solely because of the author’s name and didn’t know the subject matter until I read the author’s note and first few pages. Each and every character is fully developed and actualized. The details are laid out in such a conversational that you don’t realize you are being given necessary background and medical details that are needed to understand what is going on.
At times the pace slowed down a bit, I think it had to – Sometimes life slows down to a crawl – and sometimes it was moving so quickly it was like watching 30 second montage.
I don’t want to give anything away about this book, I will simply say – I absolutely recommend it and it is one of my top 10 reads of 2019.
Review by @mauraharper