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A Day Like This

By: Kelley McNeil
Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
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Summary

What if everything you’ve ever loved, ever known, ever believed to be true...just disappeared?

Annie Beyers has everything - a beautiful house, a loving husband, and an adorable daughter. It’s a day like any other when she takes Hannah to the pediatrician...until she wakes hours later from a car accident. When she asks for her daughter, confused doctors tell Annie that Hannah never existed. In fact, nothing after waking from the crash is the same as Annie remembers. Five happy years of her life apparently never happened.

Annie’s marriage is coming to an end. Now a successful artist living in Manhattan, she’s no longer home in their beloved upstate farmhouse. Her long-estranged sister is more like a best friend, and her recently deceased dog is alive and well. With each passing day, Annie’s remembered past and unfamiliar present begin to blur. Haunted by visions of Hannah, and with knowledge of things she can’t explain, Annie wonders...is everyone lying to her?

The search for answers leads Annie down an illuminating path far from home, to reconcile the memories with reality and to discover the truth about the life she’s living.

©2021 by Kelley McNeil. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“Amanda Leigh Cobb embodies the voice of Annie, who is struggling to make sense of the new world she finds herself in, a world in which Hannah never existed, her 'yellow house' is gone, and her marriage has ended. As the story shifts between a present she doesn't recognize and a past happy life with Hannah and her husband, Cobb's voice is filled with emotion. She often sounds frustrated and on the edge of tears as Annie tries to make sense of a past and present that do not fit together.”AudioFile Magazine

“…fresh and absorbing.”Booklist

“A literary masterpiece of magical realism, A Day Like This is a riveting read and showcases author Kelley McNeil’s impressive flair for original and narrative driven storytelling.”—Midwest Book Review

“The concept of this novel is intriguing, a skillful blend of novel and quantum mechanics and exploring the what-ifs of life.”Midwest Book Review

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I enjoyed this book it has an original concept on the possibilities of two lives running in two parallel places at the same time . the narration was great

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Interesting concept translating a version of “what if?” in a novel.
Good story, taking what could be a pretty Out There idea into something compelling and plausible. That, to me, is the magic of storytelling.

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A must read. Very emotionally and intriguing.

This is one of those stories that will have you thinking about it long after you've read it. The mind is such a powerful yet fragile thing, it's amazing how it works. A must read. Very emotionally and intriguing.

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If your into the possibility of parallel universes you'll love this, the story was well read too.

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