For my second post of the day I’m pleased to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for heartwarmingly poignant The Way Back by Jamie Fewery. Thank you to Alex Layt and Orion Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
About the book:
If you’re reading this, my funeral must have just finished. I’ve got something to ask of you…Who knows, you might even enjoy it?
The Cadogan children haven’t spoken to each other for three years. But their father, Gerry, has a plan to bring them together. To scatter his ashes, they must first drive his old camper van up to Scotland…
For the trip, Gerry has provided them with three family photo albums and a bottle of single malt whisky.
But will the journey help banish their ghosts and turn them back into a family? Or will it show them exactly why they’ve stayed apart for so long?
About the author:
Jamie Fewery is an author, journalist and copywriter. He has written for the Daily Telegraph, Five Dials and Wired, and works for a London-based marketing and creative agency. He lives in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire with his wife and son.
Our Life in a Day is his first novel; his second, The Way Back, is out in December 2019. You can follow Jamie on Twitter @jamiefewery and Instagram @jamiefeweryauthor.
As someone who loved Jamie Fewery’s debut novel Our Life In A Day, I was excited to be given the opportunity to read his second book The Way Back, which I’m very happy to say did not disappoint! Everything I loved about the author’s debut work was here in abundance, taking me on a heartwarming journey of love, loss, family and second chances.
Even in death, Gerry Cadogan has a plan to bring his estranged children together. His final wish is for them to scatter his ashes in Scotland, but to get there they must travel together in his old camper van. For the trip, Gerry has provided them with three photograph albums and a bottle of single malt whisky. Patrick, Kirsty and Jessica are appalled at what their father has done, but know they can’t deny him his last dying wish.
What follows is a heartwarmingly poignant story that explores the complex issues of grief, loss, love and sibling relationships. It’s an insightful and often humorous tale that made me laugh out loud one moment and then brought a lump to my throat the next. Jamie Fewery is an author who writes with such warmth that I felt as though I’d known these bickering siblings all my life. Beautifully written, The Way Back is an honest, sometimes uncomfortable, often moving book that brings these flawed characters vividly to life.
I loved this book and can’t wait to read whatever Jamie Fewery comes up with next.
The Way Back by Jamie Fewery is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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