Six Weeks to Live by Catherine McKenzie @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #suspense #bookreview #bookblogger

Kaceey’s Review:

I had such high hopes for this book. 

I love this author, and the premise sounded so good. But it just didn’t work (for me)…at all.

Jennifer just got the dreaded news. She is dying from cancer. A glioblastoma. One of the most aggressive of all Cancers. She is given six weeks to live. 

During this office visit with her doctor (a primary care physician – not an Oncologist or a Neurosurgeon) she discovers her levels of lead in her system are high.

Jennifer believes she was poisoned…which may have led to her brain tumor.

In fact, Jennifer is more focused on finding who poisoned her than on the fact she is dying. Hmmm🤷🏻‍♀️

Ok, here is my mini-rant on why I lacked a connection with this book:

✅I am an RN who works with patients with Glioblastomas every day. The portrayal of her symptoms and supposed decline were far from accurate. 

✅The countdown to her death Six Weeks To Live was ludicrous. Nobody has a crystal ball and dies on an exact date given by a physician.

✅ Also, every character in this book was unlikable. Including Jennifer herself. 

There are many positive reviews out there. So I am sure I am an outlier island.

I was just the wrong reader for this book!🙋🏻‍♀️

A buddy read with Susanne.

Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books.

Susanne’s Review:

Predictable and extremely far-fetched, “Six Weeks to Live” by Catherine McKenzie consumed hours of my life that I’ll never get back.  

Why the fork did I bother?!  

Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer to that question.

Perhaps I found it interesting enough to keep reading.  That must be it.

Alas, I am only one reader and there are lots of other reviews out there for this book that are much more positive than mine, thus I urge you to check those out.  

This was a buddy read with Kaceey, who sadly, shared (some of) my views on this book.

Thank you to Atria Books and NetGalley for the arc.

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3 thoughts on “Six Weeks to Live by Catherine McKenzie @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #suspense #bookreview #bookblogger

  1. Great reviews, Kaceey and Susanne! I decided to skip this one! Sorry to see it wasn’t better for you both.

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