How To Walk Away by Katherine Center



Maggie Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked so hard and so long for: her dream job, a fiancé she adores and the promise of a perfect life just around the corner. But on what should have been the happiest day of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a single catastrophic moment.

In hospital Maggie is forced to confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Charlie, wallowing in self-pity while demanding forgiveness. Then there’s her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally there’s Iain, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Iain, who won’t let her give in to her despair, who makes her cry, but also manages to make her laugh . . .

Maggie’s new life is nothing like she expected. But could it be more than she had ever dared hope for?

My review 

***May contain spoilers***

I really enjoyed this book, I felt so emotionally involved in every aspect of the story. This is a story that is easy to get into but hard to put down ! It’s a story of love, tough times and a hidden secret ! 

I really felt for the main character Maggie, her life really was turned upside in an instant, she didn’t even want to get in the plane but she did for Charlie, yet after the plane crash, Charlie turned into a coward and hardly visited Maggie. I felt he owed her so much – at least to be by her side ! I got quite frustrated and annoyed with Charlie. I also could have slapped Maggie’s mum, how she spoke to Maggie in hospital was disgraceful ! The characters Kit and Iain were Maggie’s saviours. They really boosted her moral. I really liked them. Iain I imagined as the dishy Patrick Dempsey. 

This story was so inspirational, it really opened my eyes. I need to start looking for rainbows through storms. We could all take a leaf out of this book. 

Thank you to Ellis Keene at Pan Macmillan for sending me this arc. 


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