#Blogtour #Review: The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye @SarahMarieGraye @rararesources #TheSecondCup
Release date - 9th October 2017 (Paperback)
Book length - 244 pages
Publisher - Self-Published
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Rachel from www.rachelsrandomresources.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Would your life unravel if someone you knew committed suicide? Theirs did.
Faye's heart still belongs to her first love, Jack. She knows he might have moved on, but when she decides to track him down, nothing prepares her for the news that he's taken his own life.
With the fragility of life staring them in the face, Abbie finds herself questioning her marriage, and Faye her friendship with Ethan. And poor Olivia is questioning everything - including why Jack's death has hit Beth the hardest. Is she about to take her own life too?
THE SECOND CUP by Sarah Marie Graye is an emotional, thought-provoking debut novel that centres around the sensitive topic of suicide and depression.
Faye has never completely forgotten about her University sweetheart Jack and has decided too much time has passed since they were last in contact. But when she tracks him down she is heartbroken and shocked to learn that Jack has killed himself. Discussing it with her other old friends leads each of the other characters on their own journeys as they try to comprehend what has happened - Abbie begins to question her marriage, Faye is determined to find Jack's best friend Ethan, Olivia doesn't know what to think anymore, and Beth takes Jack's death the hardest of all.
This novel is raw and tough to read at times as every character's emotions come to the surface and you cannot help but feel their pain and despair. The story is told from different character's points of view, which although a little confusing at the beginning, soon flowed really well and let you get to know everyone on a much deeper level.
THE SECOND CUP by Sarah Marie Graye delves into what it is like for those that are left behind when someone takes their own life and in my opinion handles it deftly and carefully, and this is a story that will make you feel and value those you love more than anything else. This novel is a solid and powerful debut and I will certainly read more from Sarah Marie Graye.
Sarah Marie Graye was born in Manchester, United Kingdom, in 1975, to English Catholic parents. One of five daughters, to the outside world Sarah Marie's childhood followed a relatively typical Manchester upbringing... until aged 9, when she was diagnosed with depression.
It's a diagnosis that has stayed with Sarah Marie over three decades, and something she believes has coloured every life decision.
Now in her early 40s, and with an MA Creative Writing from London South Bank University (where she was the vice-chancellor's scholarship holder), Sarah Marie has published her debut novel - about family, friendships and mental health.
For more information:
Website - sarahmariegraye.com
Twitter - twitter.com/SarahMarieGraye
Facebook - www.facebook.com/sarahmariegraye/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/sarahmariegraye/
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