For twenty years, Mikala Jacobson had it all: loyal friends, a precious little girl, and a man who adores her. Then double tragedy strikes and her perfect world shatters.
Good friends, Rena and Jake are instantly by her side, protecting her from her husband David's sordid secret life and his final drunken confession.
With their help, Mikala finds strength to rebuild and redefine her life. As her spirit and heart heal, she not only finds closure, but the beauty of a new love built upon an old friendship.
Is there life after?
This was a tough one one; not funny or suspenseful but a really good book. Tragic loss has been expressed in such a way that this is not especially a tearjerker but a journey from loss to healing. Losing a spouse or older loved one is heartbreaking but to bury your child taken from you is gut wrenching. Mikala has buried her five year old daughter Molly killed in a car accident with her father. She is inconsolable and her husband David has isolated himself with his grief and blame. She has her two close friends Jake and Rena from college days 20 years ago that have stuck by her side. Sometimes you find you really didn’t know someone until after they die and the secrets slowly start to spill out. You look back and realize the signs were there but you chose not to see them. You never forget but you find a way back and survive to begin again. Very well written and worthy of a read.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book