Tragedy strikes the life of Claire DuPont when her husband of nine years is killed in a train accident on his way home from work, leaving her alone with two small children. One morning, six months later, she awakes to find him alive and there with her in the house, like he had never been gone. With her head spinning she picks up her phone only to see the date is actually three months before the accident ever occurred. Bewildered but grateful, she writes it off as a very vivid, bad dream. But as time goes on, she realizes that events are unfolding exactly the way they did in her dream. Racing against time, she desperately tries to change the inevitable but finds herself helpless to change anything. Unwilling to give up, she vows to stop at nothing to save her husband before it’s too late.
This book is deep. All the feelings with this one. What would you do if you were giving a second chance at anything?
I think we’re all a little bit of Claire. She has always felt like the ugly duckling compared to her gorgeous and flawless younger sister. Now she has a once in a lifetime opportunity, a second chance. Claire slowly realizes that maybe she should have laughed more, loved harder, and spent less time comparing herself to others when she is good enough. Good enough for Ben, her children, her friends.
June 3rd, the day Claire’s life was forever changed is approaching at a fast pace. She wants to save Ben this time around, but how? The Butterfly Effect is mentioned, and it made complete sense to me. If Claire changes destiny, it could have disastrous effects on the future. I was on edge the entire time wondering if she was going to let him get on the train again.
That was the other thing I had a question about. Claire didn’t know why Ben was on the train, since that was not his mode of transportation. When she called his office, Claire was told Ben had left work early because he needed to talk to her. Oh the reasons that were running through my mind after reading that were so off base. I was glad this question was answered in the end.
This was my first Natalie Banks book, and it will not be my last. Thank you Natalie for letting me read and review your book.
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Book Rating: 4/5
For the grand finale this would pair nicely with a Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon.