Another Day in Winter - Shari Low
Reading Challenge Category: 2nd Book in the Series
One day, four lives, and a wintery web of secrets and lies. On a chilly morning in December forever friends Shauna and Lulu touch down at Glasgow Airport on a quest to find answers from the past. George knows his time is nearing the end, but is it too late to come to terms with his two greatest regrets? His grandson Tom uncovers a betrayal that rocks his world as he finally tracks down the one that got away. And single mum Chrissie is ready to force her love-life out of hibernation, but can anyone compare to the man who broke her heart?
Reading this book is like visiting old friends. Even though this book could be read as a stand-alone, it has many cross over characters from other books that I have read by Shari Low. Many of them are just peripheral characters or mentioned in passing. Shauna, however, I met in ‘The Story of Our Life’. A heartbreaking story of a couple faced with the worst medical diagnosis and the realisation that the life they had planned was never going to be realised. Shauna is one of four main characters that make up ‘Another Day in Winter’, we get to follow her on the quest to find extended family that she didn’t know she had. She is desperate to find a connection to fill the void that her husband Colm and her grandmother Annie have left. Tom is a troubled man that has lots of regrets and is about to have his world turned upside down all at the same time as caring for his dying grandfather. George is the grandfather; it is his last moments on earth, and will he get the forgiveness he needs before he can rest in peace? Chrissie has the same heartache that Tom carries, but she thinks it’s time to start forgetting the past and move on, but when the past comes back to meet her, can she forgive and forget? This book followed the same formula as ‘One Day in Winter’ that I read a few days ago. It follows the four characters over two-hour spans during 24 hours. It really takes you on a journey of emotions. Even though it doesn’t have the same level of anxiety as the first book as there isn’t going to be a big clash. You do still find yourself rushing through it aware that George could go at any minute so wanting the characters to hurry along and get back to his bedside. Another fantastically written and beautifully executed story of lives intertwined. I’m really looking forward to reading book three and wondering which other of her back catalogue feature some of these characters?