The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver – 5* review.

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The blurb:

Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible.

But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident.

So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without him. So, enlisting the help of his best friend, Jonah, and her sister, Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world, open to life–and perhaps even love–again.

But then something inexplicable happens that gives her another chance at her old life with Freddie. A life where none of the tragic events of the past few months have happened.

Lydia is pulled again and again across the doorway of her past, living two lives, impossibly, at once. But there’s an emotional toll to returning to a world where Freddie, alive, still owns her heart. Because there’s someone in her new life, her real life, who wants her to stay.

My thoughts:

Having enjoyed One Day in December (a 5 star read), I was thrilled to be given the chance to read a review copy of Josie Silver’s new book – thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Books UK.

This was another 5 star read for me. Heartbreaking in places, thought provoking yet sometimes humorous too. This was a book I was quickly engrossed in and didn’t want to put down. Lydia’s struggles with grief are beautifully written and this reader was totally hooked.




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