Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

She Wouldn’t Change a Thing, by Sarah Adlakha

My mind was well and truly boggled!

5 stars

She Wouldn’t Change a Thing by Sarah Adlakha (Goodreads link)


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Decisions… Decisions…. !

Dr. Maria Forssman has one helluva moral dilemma: save the life of one child and thus forfeit her own future of a successful medical career, children and happy marriage, or allow that child to die and live with the knowledge that she could have prevented her death? Could she face her husband, knowing that she could have taken away his lifelong regret at not being able to avert that young child’s death?

I’m not going to pretend that I understood the mechanics of the galactic time warp/collision that sent Maria back into her seventeen year old body. Maria is horrified when she wakes up in her childhood bedroom, her parents still alive and sleeping soundly in their room down the hall from hers.

Earlier that day, her patient, Sylvia, had warned her not to go to the locker. Maria should also have kept her promise to her husband to stay home and leave the contents of the locker to the police, who were investigating a SIDS case involving one of her friends and coworkers. But Maria can’t seem to stop herself. One moment, she is standing outside the locker, and the next moment, she finds herself in her old room, having awakened from a very disturbing dream.

Maria soon finds out that she, and her former patient, Sylvia, are not the only ones to have been sent back in time. All of the time travelers that Maria meets believe that they had been chosen by a greater power to perform a task, to reset history or to right a previous wrong.

Stuck in the past, Maria wants nothing more than to return to her future, but does she really have a purpose to fulfill? Has God/The Universe/Nature, really chosen her for a special task – to make a choice that would completely rewrite her and her husband’s history?

I listened to this spellbinding audiobook, ably narrated by Cassandra Campbell, which I received as an ARC from NetGalley. The first few scenes were slow going, but I get that the author had to set the stage for what was to come. It is impossible to write a review for this one that doesn’t contain any spoilers, so I am just going to urge you to read or listen to this edge of your seat, mind-boggling drama. I’m rating this one a 5 out of 5 stars because I am still trying to make heads or tails out of this complex but intriguing story. Well done, I was truly entertained!

My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of the Audiobook of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Release date set for: August 10, 2021.

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2 replies on “She Wouldn’t Change a Thing, by Sarah Adlakha”

Stefan, I was thinking I should replace Gifs from The Librarians, but I never watched that series, so I don’t know who are the good buys and who are the baddies!
(I watched a few series of Doctor Who – two incarnations (Tennant and Smith) which I enjoyed, but after my favourite , Matt Smith, left the show, I moved on to other shows. I am not a huge TV show watcher, especially lately, but those were EXCELLENT!

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