I was very lucky to be sent a review copy of Marian Keyes’ latest novel, The Woman Who Stole My Life, by the kind folks over at Penguin a few weeks ago and I sped through it last week. I’ve been a Marian Keyes fan since the nineties, and this book was fab read!
Stella Sweeney is a beauty therapist in her late thirties living in Dublin. She’s married to Ryan, and has two teenage children, Betsy and Jeffrey, and although famlyl life isn’t rainbows and sunshine all the time, they get along mostly fine. Stella’s life changes forever one morning when she becomes deathly ill, and is rushed to hospital unable to move, and eventually unable to breathe. One emergency tracheotomy later, and Stella is brought back from death’s door, but is trapped in her own body, full conscious, and unable to move, speak or breathe on her own. Turns out she has a rare disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome – a disease where the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system by mistake.
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