Shauna Bickley

Lives Interrupted

Lives Interrupted

She’s fighting for their survival. He’s playing a dangerous game with their relationship.

Rosa is desperate to make ends meet for her family. With her husband Matthew out of a job, she struggles to pay the mortgage and bills. As she’s pushed to the edge, she realises the unthinkable might be her only option.

Matthew doesn’t know where to turn. He’s concealing his depression from Rosa and can barely cope with his new full-time responsibility of looking after their young son. But his despair drives him to risk everything.

Just as they thought things couldn’t get any worse, a bombing on the underground and a personal tragedy destroy their lives.

Can they and the others involved ever recover?

Lives Interrupted is a powerful contemporary drama that explores the far-reaching consequences of personal trauma. If you like flawed characters, family dramas and life-altering challenges, then you’ll love this emotional rollercoaster.

Awesome Indies Reviews

‘Lives Interrupted’ is the story of a group of friends and loosely related people whose lives are forever changed by a bomb blast on the London Underground. It’s an extremely well written book with complex and well drawn characters with very real relationships, reactions, hopes and fears. We can all relate to these people, and reading this book brings home just how traumatic terrorist events can be for those affected. Knowing that there would be a bomb, I read the book almost waiting for it, but due to the skill of the author, it still came as a shock. One moment all was normal, the next, everything had changed. Despite the traumatic subject matter in the latter part of the book, this was a very enjoyable read.

A highly recommended read. 5 stars.

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