Maribeth Klein is a wife and mother of twins who also has a demanding career and struggles with finding that perfect balance. When she begins having chest pains it’s more of an inconvenience to her schedule that she doesn’t give much thought to until given the advice to go get checked at the E.R.
Maribeth finds that she has suffered a heart attack and ends up needing bypass surgery but when she returns home she finds that the stress is still all around her. Taking her health into her own hands Maribeth packs a bag and finds herself leaving her family to get the time she needs to take care of herself for a change.
Leave Me is my first time trying out a Gayle Forman novel and I ended up really enjoying this story so I will definitely have to be on a look out for more. The book is full of emotion as the main character struggles with the stress of everyday life and the fear that her own life may come to an end if she doesn’t find her balance and take care of herself.
I think Maribeth is a character that all working mothers could relate to I don’t necessarily see everyone going to her extremes. But the fears and struggles she has could be real to everyone so it was interesting to watch her journey and felt for her throughout the book.
Overall, a fast paced novel full of emotion that I enjoyed all the way through.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.