The Next Thing You Know (by Jessica Strawser)

What an emotional heartwrenching read. The focus on death doulas … individuals who cannot actually provide medically assisted suicide. They may only assist in a person’s plan for the end of their life. They provide grief support and help the “patient” say goodbye. The author always manages to reach in deep and tug on my heartstrings. This is a dual timeline book with dual points of view. While being warned that the story was A Star is Born meets Me Before You, I kept hoping for a less traumatic ending. Bring out the boxes(!!!) of tissues because you will need them. The author does a wonderful job of taking a difficult topic and being as gentle and considerate as possible.

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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