I am truly amazed at how much I enjoyed this book. It was well written, well edited and well done. Our heroine is a hypochondriac, a really good hypochondriac. She can go from a sore throat to lymphoma in 15 seconds. What she didn't have a sense of was just how unhealthy her marriage was.
The opening pages of this book are truly memorable. I won't spoil it. But with these opening pages, the reader knows the cancer has taken a firm hold of the marriage and there will be no remission.
This book follows the end of the marriage and how our heroine deals with that and then the subsequent birth of her new life. But ever present is her certainty --though she can be talked down -- that the end is near. The author did a great job of weaving the hypochondria into the tale. She uses fonts and running together of words to help the reader understand just how to "read" the thoughts racing through her mind at a break-neck run.
While I am not a hypochondriac, I actually had a few guilty giggles over, oh, yeah, A,B, C has happened to me and my mind skipped over all the other letters of the alphabet and landed on Z, omega, the end.
This was one of the best written freebies I have read yet. I did cringe at a misspelling or two, a missing word or two but it is evident this story has been edited and proofed professionally. Very enjoyable couple of hours on this one.