Things are falling apart in the Richardson household. Angry arguments between Celine and her husband, Keith, have become routine. She resents that he's working long hours and staying out all night, and he accuses her of not giving him the attention he deserves. Their marriage is at a crossroads, and Celine worries how her 10-year-old daughter, Kassie, will be affected.
But the situation turns devastating when Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer. As her relationship with Keith deteriorates, Celine worries that she'll be left to navigate the difficult process of cancer treatment alone. But comfort and support come in the form of Celine's best friend, Lauren. They've been attached at the hip since they were children, and it is Lauren who's there for Celine in her darkest moments.
Now Celine will be forced to make tough decisions - about her marriage and otherwise - and for the first time in her life, she wants to give up. Lauren vows to help by any means necessary and makes the kind of sacrifice only a best friend can. But will it be too late?
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A bit rushed
Yes ..the ending was rushed as if author remembered it was a novella and wanted to wrap it up
This novella should have been made it a novel.
The narrator was excellent..actually the reason I gave a decent rating
No need the main character is forgettable.
I expected more from author..disappointed..I actually pre-ordered.
I liked the plot because one element thrown into the mix made the scenario seem like more than a typical marital problem.
Lauren - simply because of her consistency and reliability, though perhaps to a fault. However, those are traits most people want in a close friend.
The narration matched the pace, but narrator sounded a bit unnatural and robotic at times. Very inconsistent compared to her reading in another Roby novel I've listened to.
Do Unto Others
This is my first time reading a novella by Roby. While I have enjoyed all of her novels, this novella ended too abruptly and seemed to be missing something. This would have been better as a novel.
- Toni T. "Lover of books and reading with a newfound appreciation for audiobooks...for a number of reasons!"