Plot. Following a bad automobile accident, Annie Beyers awakens in a hospital, bruised and battered, begging to know if her daughter survived the crash. Hannah was in the back, in a booster seat. It seems there never was a daughter? Everyone is telling Annie the child never existed, and having no other choice, she reluctantly begins to move on with life – but – something is not right. Annie refuses to believe Hannah is a figment of her imagination.
Liked. A creative premise, page-turning, with an ending that is pleasant. No sex, no objectionable language – a clean read you can gift to grandma.
Not so hot. There are many kudos to the narrator, so it’s likely just me – but she doesn’t do male voices well, and the child’s voice is annoying. The book could be shortened considerably – that’s the editor’s fault, not the author – too much description. I learned the house was yellow, and the protagonist loved lilacs dozens of times.
A Day Like This is written by Kelley McNeil, narrated by Amanda Leigh Cobb, about 10 hours of listening in unabridged audiobook format, released in November 2021 by Brilliance Audio.
Overall, an enjoyable listen. Recommended.