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The Love of My Life
The Love of My Life | Rosie Walsh
I have held you every night for ten years and I didnt even know your name. We have a child together. A dog, a house. Who are you? Emma loves her husband Leo and their young daughter Ruby: shed do anything for them. But almost everything she's told them about herself is a lie. And she might just have got away with it, if it werent for her husbands job. Leo is an obituary writer and Emma is a well-known marine biologist, so, when she suffers a serious illness, Leo copes by doing what he knows best reading and writing about her life. But as he starts to unravel her past, he discovers the woman he loves doesnt really exist. Even her name is fictitious. When the very darkest moments of Emmas past life finally emerge, she must somehow prove to Leo that she really is the woman he always thought she was . . . But first, she must tell him about the love of her other life. The Love of My Life is the astounding new novel from Rosie Walsh, bestselling author of The Man Who Didnt Call.
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GinaKButler
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Had to pivot! The audio wasn‘t working for me, so on to print. 📖
#bookspinbingo

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BookLineNSinker
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I wanted so much to like this and I did stick with it after several thoughts of bailing, but it didn't really turn out to be surprising or I guess the twists that happened were predictable and it was very long and drawn out for me. Not a quick read. I did like it though and give it ⭐⭐⭐💫

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GinaKButler
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Up next on audio! 🎧

#bookspinbingo

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actualdisneyprincess
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Well, what I thought was just a particularly bitchy bout of allergies last week ended up being the end of my streak of avoidance of Covid. 😩 After two years, it finally got me. But other than a lack of a voice and very, very muted taste, I‘m on the upswing and back at work, and thoroughly enjoying this book. 💖 #theloveofmylife #rosiewalsh

Megabooks I‘m so sorry! I hope you feel better soon!! 2w
actualdisneyprincess @Megabooks thank you!!! I‘m getting there, it was a really, really mild case, for which I am so grateful! 🙏🏻 2w
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Haritha1
The Love of My Life | Rosie Walsh

I don‘t know anything, other than that it‘s only when something‘s damaged beyond repair that we realise how beautiful it was.

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Haritha1
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‘I just had to . . . I had to leave his death in my old life. I know that‘s impossible for you to understand, but I just couldn‘t bring myself to tell you Dad died of something I could have stopped. I‘d already caused my mother‘s death, I just . . . couldn‘t go there.‘

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Haritha1
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Life made sense again, when I met you, Leo. I remembered why people want to live.‘

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Haritha1
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Because when you‘re that lost, your only anchors are the things people tell you.

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Jenken1998
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3.5 🦀.. maybe rounded up to 4 🦀. i enjoyed it but there were some spots that felt... rushed? Full of holes? Conveniently tied up? Leo is an obituary writer. His wife Emma has cancer. He starts to write her obituary because he can't imagine anyone else being able to capture how beautiful she is..but things aren't adding up. Does he even know his wife? Has their life all been lies?

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Lesliereadsalot
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This is an interesting story/mystery, each chapter told through the eyes of the husband or wife. It unfolds slowly as each comes closer to the truth coming out. I liked the characters and found myself rooting for both of them.

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bookandbedandtea
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Leo is an obituary writer so when his wife, a well known marine biologist, is diagnosed with cancer he processes by pre- writing her obituary only to discover most of what he knows about her is a lie.This book doesn't know if it wants to be family drama or domestic thriller. Ultimately I feel it works best as the former despite there being several mysteries to unravel.

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MartinaLove
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Next on my list. I'm intrigued. 🤔

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Tamra
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Didn‘t care for the end, but I enjoyed the ride getting there. Walsh kept enough of the plot points a mystery to keep my attention.

Sadly my fiction reading has been reduced to a few minutes of listening in bed each day. 😭 Boohoo A complete first world “problem.” Can you hear the world‘s tiniest violin playing? 🎻

TrishB I hate when that happens! 3mo
Cathythoughts I can hear that tiny violin 😁… book sounds good , I‘m tempted. 3mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts it‘s worth listening to! 🎧 3mo
Tamra @TrishB I guess it makes us appreciate free time when we get it. 😉 3mo
TrishB Exactly 😁 3mo
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MallenNC
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The premise of this book is so intriguing. A professional obituary writer starts researching his wife for the kind of story that publications keep on file for notable people. In the process, he finds out what he thinks he knows about her isn‘t true. The reasons for the secrets were not what I expected and the resolution was a little messy, but it was a page turner that I read in just a few days.

MallenNC I‘m not entirely sure what the author was trying to say about motherhood and adoption. It seemed more complicated that the story allows for. I might keep thinking on this. 3mo
Tamra My current audio at 63%! 🤞🏾 Hoping for an unexpected resolution. 3mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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When I closed this one, I had to flip to see if it was considered a thriller. This has to be one of my favorite BOTM picks ever. It was SO good! The pacing was perfect & the tension had my heart pounding! Emma is happily married & living an ordinary life with the love of her life, Leo, & their daughter, Ruby. But Emma has secrets- their entire life is based on a lie. A seemingly unrelated event threatens to break her past wide open. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amiable Gorgeous photo! 3mo
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angel1
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I'm so glad I added this one to my blue box in March...loved it!!⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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MeJeMiller
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So the dead body count wasn‘t as high as I expected. I liked how everything came together and how I found everything out. I almost didn‘t like how long it took to get to speed up but I decided I like how it‘s paced. Great ending.

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LeafingThroughLife
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#BOTM came just in time for my birthday! 🥳🤩

marleed Happy Birthday! Nice treat! 4mo
LeafingThroughLife @marleed Thanks! It was a relaxing day full of good reading! 😁 4mo
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