Six Weeks to Live
Published April 20, 2021 by Simon and Schuster Canada
Jennifer has just been diagnosed with a brain tumour, Glioblastoma. She has been told that she has six weeks to live. Jennifer is the middle aged mother of triplets, grown women. And, she is in the process of a not so pleasant divorce from her husband of many years.
Then, Jennifer discovers that she has also had lead poisoning which may have lead to her brain cancer. The answer to how she got it seems obvious. But, is it?
The relationships in this book (the triplets, Jennifer, her mother, and the estranged husband) seem a little “off” throughout the book. It is obvious that there is an undercurrent of something but it is hard to figure out. Jennifer is on a mission to figure out what happened to her. It’s hard to do when you only have six weeks to live.
As the six weeks are drawing to a close the twists and turns start. It is hard to tell which twist or turn will be the final one. Some readers may be able to figure it out but this reader did not.
Once again, Catherine McKenzie has hit it out of the park with her new novel. I often wonder how she can sleep while formulating her books. It was an entertaining, fast paced and easy to read book. The characters are well developed, the plot is well thought out.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an Advance Readers Copy of this book.