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Love, Loss and Looking to the Future
on 8 February 2006
I don’t think I can do a review of this book justice as I can’t articulate just how moving and emotional I found it to be. From page one I was hooked; Lindsay Nicholson is your average woman in every way; attempting to juggle a home, a family and a career, and this is what makes her story more terrifying; that someone’s world can be destroyed so suddenly and viciously.
This is a memoir of love and loss, of death and rebirth. Although the book is at times, VERY difficult to read, this is only because Lindsay’s story is so painful and she tells it so movingly and honestly. Reading this book puts everyday problems into perspective and stops you taking life for granted. I couldn’t put this book down and also read it in two days and when I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about it.
But don’t be put off by thinking this is just a painful and upsetting account of bereavement. Yes there are a lot of difficult pages to turn, Lindsay gives a no holds barred account of the intensity of her grief, but it’s also a memoir of strength and courage. She did flounder on the seabed for a long time, but in the end managed to float to the surface and start living again. Lindsay has spent so much of her life coping and dealing with her loss that it was truly wonderful to read of her life slowly being rebuilt by the end of the book.
This book gives hope to anyone who’s ever lost someone dear and will stay with me for a long, long time. Read it – I can guarantee you’ll gulp away tears but it will also make you appreciate everything and everyone you have around you.