Who can forgive a mother who poisons her eight-year-old son? Even if it was an accident.
Tasha thought she had everything under control – her family life, her career as a nurse – until her son got into her stash of painkillers. Now, during her first weekend home from drug treatment, she must come to grips with the damage she's done and somehow pick up the pieces. Told from the points of view of four different family members, Weekend Pass is a story about the lies we tell ourselves and the people we love. And it's about struggling to rise above the mistakes that threaten to define us.
"Weekend Pass packs a lot into fewer than two hundred pages. The dialogue never stutters. The writing is tight and clean and elegant with hidden depths that give pause for reflection and thought. It covers important, difficult themes in a compassionate, humanist way. It was an absolute pleasure to read." – Recommended, TheBookbag.co.uk
I found Weekend Pass to be a good read. I have not read Paul Cavanagh before, but was quickly found that he was quite talented. This book was uniquely written and was a little bit different than what I am used to. I really thought this was refreshing to read something that I am not used to reading. It is not a very long read but does deal with some heavy issue, such as, addiction, family, and making horrible mistakes. I thought it is a perfect story to show many who can relate to the characters. They would be able to see the lessons learned between the pages. I thought it was a beautiful tale of having hope, redeeming yourself, the power of forgiveness, and having the ability of moving on from the past. It was captivating to read. After reading the first couple of chapters and caught on what was going on, I could not put it down. I had no problem having the whole book read in a few short hours.
I am giving Weekend Pass four and a half stars. I would be interested in reading more by Paul Cavanagh in the near future. He has earned himself a new fan from me. I would recommend this book for readers who enjoy reading books dealing with real life issues and see how they were able to deal with them.
I received Weekend Pass from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.