The Love of My Life

Penguin Random House Audio. Mar. 2022. 11:28 hrs. ISBN 9780593554395. $20. THRILLER
Leo and Emma have been married for 10 years and have endured a lot, including Emma’s cancer treatment and subsequent remission early on in their marriage. Emma is relieved that her life with Leo and their young daughter is secure, but she wonders what would have been and reflects on how her life’s path was rerouted when she gave up her blossoming career before she met her husband. Meanwhile, Leo writes advance obituaries for notable pseudo-celebrities. As a former on-air marine biologist, Emma becomes the subject of his latest advance obit. When Leo researches Emma’s life for her obit, he discovers there is a lot about his wife he doesn’t know. Emma is haunted by her past decisions and concerned by Leo’s recent questions about her past and secrets she still fights to keep hidden. Alternating narrators—Imogen Church and Theo Solomon—keep this story line fresh and believable.
VERDICT Walsh’s (Ghosted) latest is a great listen for fans of stories involving family secrets and issues of postnatal depression.
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