Saturday, 22 June 2019

Something to Live For by Richard Roper - Blog Tour Review

All Andrew wants is to be normal. He has the perfect wife and 2.4 children waiting at home for him after a long day. At least, that’s what he’s told people.

The truth is, his life isn’t exactly as people think and his little white lie is about to catch up with him.

Because in all Andrew’s efforts to fit in, he’s forgotten one important thing: how to really live. And maybe, it’s about time for him to start.

My Review

What a mix of emotions I had reading Something to Live For! It is upsetting, uplifting and unique. I don't know what I was really expecting when I started reading, what I wasn't expecting was to be taken on an emotional roller coaster.
Andrew is a model train enthusiast with a fake wife and children that he accidently made up during an interview for a job he didn't think he would get. This is the start of a lie that will go on for years. 
In reality he is a very lonely man, who's job it is to find relatives or anyone who knows people who have died alone with no obvious next of kin. It isn't part of his job to attend the funerals of these people who die all alone, but he does. I loved him for this, he makes sure these people have at least one person at their funeral. 
When Peggy starts working with him, he starts to think maybe he should put an end to his imaginary life and start living a real one. It is easier said than done though. I did want to shake Andrew at times and shout, "Just come clean!" 
Overall, although there are some funny parts it is a very emotional read, that isn't a negative though as I really enjoyed reading and Richard Roper is a very talented author. I look forward to seeing what he has to offer next. 
I read a lot of crime/thriller novels so every now and again it is nice to switch it up. And I am so glad I read Something to Live for. 


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