Book Review: I Liked My Life

Book Summary:

Maddy was a stay-at-home wife to Brady and mother to Eve. She was the glue that held her family together.

So why would she commit suicide by jumping off a building?

Brady and Eve are reeling from their loss. They keep searching for answers as to why Maddy would leave them.

Do you ever really know another person? Even if you live with them and see them everyday? Sometimes you don’t.

Maddy isn’t gone yet. She is watching over them. She sees that Brady and Eve desperately need help. She feels that she can’t move on until she finds her replacement.

She chooses Rory. Rory is pretty, perky, caring, and lovingly taking care of her dying mother. She is obviously compassionate and kind. She has the qualities that Maddy wants for her family.

Maddy must somehow maneuver Rory into their lives in a subtle fashion.

Maddy is being pulled farther and farther away from her family every day. She doesn’t have much time to right things for them so she can be at peace.

My Review:

I find it amazing that this writer is a first time novelist. She wrote a very compelling novel that I loved reading. Her characters are well formed and defined.

The message I got from reading this book is that no one knows what is coming tomorrow. You will never have everything done that you want to do. You will never be ready and have your family prepared for your loss.

You just have to live each day as though it is your last. In case it is.

I hope this writer writes more books because I will be standing in line to read them.

You will be surprised by the ending of this wonderful book.

About The Author:


Abby is a human rights advocate interested in economic solutions to social/cultural problems.

In 2017 she co-founded Empower Her Network, an organization that paves a path for survivors of human trafficking with a will for independence by breaking down housing barriers, financing education, and uncovering employment opportunities.

When her children turned three and four, she resigned from her post as a high tech executive to pursue writing.

I Liked My Life (St. Martin’s Press) is her debut novel.

She and her family divide their time between West Hartford, Connecticut and Park City, Utah. When not writing or watching the comedy show that is her children, she enjoys reading across genres, skiing, and hiking.




  1. Love the review; you make me want to read this book right now. I’ll be looking for this book today. Thanks for the review.

  2. I had purchased this book a couple of months ago, but haven’t read it yet, due to the suicide part. Now that I’ve read your synopsis, I will put it at the front of my reading list. Thanks for being such a consummate reader so that we can all benefit from your reviews.

  3. With the latest celebrity suicides, you do wonder why? I just can’t begin to imagine the pain one must be in where the only answer for them is to end their life. I don’t understand it.
    Mental illness devastates families; it is just heartbreaking for all.
    On a positive note, I’m glad you enjoyed the book. Have a great Wednesday!

    Carol and Molly

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