Synopsis: YOU HAVE 18 MONTHS LEFT TO LIVE . . . On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount checks Facebook and discovers her timeline appears to have skipped forward 18 months, to a day when shocked family and friends are posting heart-breaking tributes to her following her death in an accident. Jess is left scared and confused: is she the target of a cruel online prank or is this a terrifying glimpse of her true fate?
Amongst the posts are photos of a gorgeous son she has not yet conceived. But when new posts suggest her death was deliberate, Jess realises that if she changes the future to save her own life, the baby boy she has fallen in love with may never exist
My review: This book resonated with me so much. I got married at 20 to a man 10 years older than me, suffered abuse (verbal and emotional rather than physical in the book) and had a child before finding a way to leave. Jess, is 22 suffers physical abuse and thanks to the weird Facebook messages knows she will have a child but die at the husbands hand rather than leave. She chooses to carry on with the relationship knowing what will happen to ensure the baby is born. It made me think. Knowing what I do now if I could tell my past self what happens would I still go through with it? Being a mother is a powerful thing. As is mentioned in the book a few times there’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for their child. I can totally identify and understand her actions.
Everything in this book is wonderfully woven together, the story broken up by Facebook messages from Jess’ dad, best friend and future mother-in-law. As well as Jess’ own story we get bits of story of the mother in laws life I wondered at first the point but it very quickly becomes apparent. Another victim of abuse, with her own ending to share which becomes a very important plot point towards the end.
I just loved everything about this book. Based in 2016 and includes very on point mentions of the mass of celeb deaths we had last year mean whenever you read this book (and you should) it will always be easy to picture the timelines. it’s an excellent read and a strong thumbs up
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