Thank you Netgalley and Boldwood Books for the eARC.
I read this book, unaware it was a sequel of sorts to The Story of Our life (which at the time of writing this review is in my TBR file). In my opinion, despite this, this can still be read as a stand-alone book.
Moving onto the review, I found this to be a moving story, following the life of a circle of friends, after the death of Shauna's husband, Colm, as his ex-wife Jess, his best friend Dan come face to face with their past, and each of them and Shauna herself revisit their past and come to terms with it.
We go back and forth from 2016, prior to Colm's death and the present day of 2021, as many secrets come to light.
Overall, this is a moving, heartbreaking story about friends and family coming together as they mourn over their shared grief and each with the help of Colm, accept their past to start moving forward.