Review: The Light in the Hallway

The Light in the Hallway


From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes the moving story of a man whose life is changed in an instant. How do you start again when you lose the only love you’ve ever known?

When Nick’s wife Kerry falls ill and dies, he realizes for the first time how fragile his happiness has always been, and how much he’s been taking his good life and wonderful family for granted. Now, he suddenly finds himself navigating parenthood alone, unsure how to deal with his own grief, let alone that of his teenage son, Olly.

In the depths of his heartbreak, Nick must find a way to navigate life that pleases his son, his in-laws, his family and his friends—while honoring what Kerry meant to them all. But when it comes to his own emotions, Nick doesn’t know where to begin. Kerry was his childhood sweetheart—but was she really the only one who could ever make him happy?

And in the aftermath of tragedy, can Nick and his son find themselves again?

Rating: 5-stars


The Light in the Hallway by Amanda Prowse is a sad, yet powerful read. I found myself lured deep into this book. Losing a long-time loved one and coming to terms with the emptiness they left behind is huge. A husband and his son lost a special woman in their lives. Grief, loss, anger, and finding their way back to living is hard. Nick must find a way to pull himself out of the darkness and into the light. Not just for his sake but for his son’s as well.

I cried so much. This novel was heart breaking and sweet at the same time. The characters go through a difficult loss. Their grief became my own. The father loved his son, Oliver in such a way he didn’t know how to reconnect with him. It took time and another character to help both father and son see a new light. Healing was another theme in this book. The amount of time and effort for both father and son to heal was realistic. It was so easy to believe. I enjoyed reading this book.




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