Review: The Inbetween Days by Eva Woods

Review: The Inbetween Days by Eva WoodsTitle: The Inbetween Days
Author: Eva Woods
Publisher: Graydon House
Publication Date: January 22, 2019

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

From the author of Something Like Happy comes an uplifting and emotionally compelling novel about a woman in a coma fighting for a second chance at life, love and happiness.

Rosie Cooke is “in between.” In between consciousness and oblivion. Life and death. And though some say that when you’re near death your entire life flashes before your eyes, Rosie can’t remember anything at all—not even how she ended up in a coma. At least not at first.

Then something strange starts to happen. Rosie finds herself revisiting scattered moments from her past: a beach vacation, a play rehearsal, the day her brother was born. But why these memories? And what do they mean?

As each piece of the puzzle comes into focus, Rosie struggles to face the picture of her life that forms. But with every look backward comes a glimpse of what might be: A relationship with her sister. The opportunity to pursue her passion. A second chance at love. And Rosie just might discover that she has much to live for.

With bighearted emotion and comic sensibility, The Inbetween Days is a life-affirming novel about the little choices that determine our fate and our ever-enduring hope for the future.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review

The Inbetween Days by Eva Woods is a heartfelt story of love and redemption. The dual timelines and alternating points of view make the book interesting. Rosie, the main character is very relatable and the theme of family is strong in this contemporary novel.

It is always a little bit unsettling when a book starts off with the protagonist in a coma. As Rosie fights to come out of a coma, she also tries to piece together how she wound up getting hit by a bus. She is visited by ghosts of her past who show Rosie a collection of memories that bring insight into how Rosie’s life became so unhinged. I especially enjoyed Rosie’s interactions with her dead grandmother. She is such a fun character that adds some humour to the narrative.

Rosie is a character that has many flaws. She hasn’t always made the best choices and is struggling to unravel the mystery surrounding her accident. Her character shows so much growth and she also realizes how her actions have influenced so many people in her life.

Readers are also given the perspective of Rosie’s sister, Daisy. Daisy is pretty much the opposite of Rosie and is a little more tight-laced. Her desperation to find a way to help bring Rosie out of her coma is so gut-wrenching to read about. It really shows the importance of sisterhood and the strong connection between the two characters.

The Inbetween Days is the second Eva Woods book that I have read and loved. Woods really seems to understand how to create realistic characters who grow and evolve. I look forward to reading more of her books!

About Eva Woods

Eva Woods lives in London, where she writes and teaches creative writing. She likes wine, pop music, and holidays, and thinks online dating is like the worst board game ever invented.


9 thoughts on “Review: The Inbetween Days by Eva Woods

  1. Angela says:

    I loved her previous book, and I can’t wait to get to this one – I’m especially looking forward to reading about the sisters’ relationship.

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