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Jennifer Barnes never expected the shocking news she received at a routine doctor’s appointment: she has a terminal brain tumor—and only six weeks left to live.
While stunned by the diagnosis, the forty-eight-year-old mother decides to spend what little time she has left with her family—her adult triplets and twin grandsons—close by her side. But when she realizes she was possibly poisoned a year earlier, she’s determined to discover who might have tried to get rid of her before she’s gone for good.
Separated from her husband and with a contentious divorce in progress, Jennifer focuses her suspicions on her soon-to-be ex. Meanwhile, her daughters are each processing the news differently. Calm medical student Emily is there for whatever Jennifer needs. Moody scientist Aline, who keeps her mother at arm’s length, nonetheless agrees to help with the investigation. Even imprudent Miranda, who has recently had to move back home, is being unusually solicitous.
But with her daughters doubting her campaign against their father, Jennifer can’t help but wonder if the poisoning is all in her head—or if there’s someone else who wanted her dead.
Praise for Catherine McKenzie's Six Weeks to Live
Just when you think you know what’s happening…there’s a new twist, a new piece of information, a new direction. Unpredictable and captivating, Six Weeks To Live had me mesmerized right up to the shocking end.
In Six Weeks to Live, Catherine McKenzie readily demonstrates what a deft storyteller she is. Suspicion reigns supreme in this twisted and sinister domestic suspense, and your allegiances are guaranteed to shift faster than a ping-pong match. Cleverly plotted and expertly paced, with an ending that’s sure to have you gasping out loud. Do yourself a favour and pop this on your 2021 reading list now.
Catherine McKenzie works her magic again with Six Weeks to Live, combining harrowing domestic suspense with a razor-sharp crime thriller that had me riveted from page one. Hands down, my favorite book this year.
Six Weeks to Live begins with a devastating premise, then takes the reader on the most unexpected ride as a mother seeks to uncover the truth about the illness that is about to take her life. With skillful plotting and flawless narration, McKenzie weaves together past and present in this twisty, page-turning and, ultimately, heartbreaking novel. Thoroughly enjoyable!
In Six Weeks to Live, Catherine McKenzie masterfully spins an exceptional story that is darkly funny, poignant, and grippingly suspenseful. A fresh take on the who-done-it, this addictive novel will both tug at your heart strings and make you frantically flip the pages to unlock the key to the mystery. A mesmerizing read!
Six Weeks to Live begins with a gut-punch of an opener: a poisoning with a fatal diagnosis, a woman with a mere six weeks to find the killer. Grief, secrets, revenge, guilt and blame—McKenzie weaves them all with a deft hand, turning up the heat with every chapter. A gripping page-turner that held me captive until the shocking end.
A twisty tale of secrets and lies that reverberate across generations of a dysfunctional family. Gripping and unputdownable.
Smart, engrossing and richly emotional, Six Weeks to Live is a deep dive into the secrets and lies between a dying mother and her three daughters. Part who-dunnit, part family drama, this textured and utterly spellbinding story unravels in surprising ways you won’t see coming. A heart-wrenching, complex story of death, regret, and the impact our pasts have on our future.