|A Five-Minute Life|
|May 16th 2019|
|Remember us…when I can’t.
Thea Hughes has five minutes to live.
A car accident stole her parents and left her with the second-worst documented case of amnesia in the world. She now has only minutes of experiences, of consciousness, of life…before her memory is wiped clean. The once effervescent artist with a promising future is reduced to scribbling with pens and paper, living an empty, quiet life, three hundred seconds at a time.
Jim Whelan is on autopilot.
A foster kid shuffled around the system since birth, he’s lived his entire life without knowing love…and it’s taken its toll—until he learned to fight back, carry his armor, and keep his head down.
Working as an orderly in the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, deep in Virginia countryside, Jim looked up…and found Thea.
When Thea has the chance to break free of her five-minute prison with a risky, experimental surgery, it could lead them both to an epic love they never thought possible… or one that could require the ultimate sacrifice.
A Five-Minute life contains subject matter that might be sensitive to some readers.
|Going into the first pages of A Five-Minute Life by Emma Scott I was skeptical knowing that this could go either way. Could there be something like a HEA with a blurb like that. After reading “Me before you” I tend to stay away from plots that have HEARTBREAK written all over them – especially reading an advance copy.
But something drew me to it and I could not resist. And what a heartbreaking yet beautiful story it was. And it was certainly not following the general rules – I almost feel sorry that I cannot reveal the deeper meaning of that line because of spoilers. But let’s say up to a certain point I thought I knew what was going to happen and it almost killed me.
I am not sure what I should tell you about the story as I keep thinking it would be best if the reader knew nothing more than what the actual blurb is giving him.
The characters were beautiful and they could not have been more perfect – well maybe except Thea’s sister – I could have done without her seriously … but the plot needed her character unfortunately #sigh….
One thought remained with me … I would have loved to see one of the word chain pictures … I am pretty sure it would have made the best of all possible covers for this book.
It may not be the lighthearted summer read you are looking for at this time of year but it will be worth it so please if the blurb appeals to you READ IT