In the summer of 1990, Cathy's brother, Matty, was knocked down by a car on the way home from a night out, two weeks before receiving his GCSE results. Sitting by his unconscious body in hospital, holding his hand and watching his heartbeat on the monitors, Cathy and her parents willed him to survive.
They did not know then that there are many fates worse than death.
©2014 Cathy Rentzenbrink (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
"I never knew a story of grief could have so much joy in it." (Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina)
Cathy Rentzenbrink has beautifully told her sad tale with humour punctuating it and a warmth that shines through continually making hers a moving, honest, account of personal trauma. Perfectly done.
The fact that this is a true story, as told by his sister, means that there is a level of honesty and detail that you would not normally get. It's not just an account of what happened to Matty, it's about the devastating impact his accident had on his family.
I think so. It's a hard listen, not a book I am likely to listen to again, I was glad when it came to an end.
I can't say that I enjoyed this book, I don't think it's that kind of story. It's heartfelt and sincere yet harrowing and painful. It's well written and describes their journey in detail
Beautifully account of the love Cathy has for her brother and the wonderful relationships she and her entire family share.
Recounting the stories of the childhood with her brother and his wonderful personality
Not yet but she read beautifully.
Loved this book and as a volunteer in a hospice this book gave me great insights into the grieving process. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. I was deeply moved by this book and Cathy did a wonderful job in writing it.
Like a good old fashioned story,or a true crime book. Something not drawn out or a slow storyline.
Definitely would recommend a true account of how a family's life can change in seconds.
The honesty of the author
What would you do?
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