Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

A Life Worth Living by Louise Guy. (2018).


A Life Worth Living by Louise Guy. (2018).

**4 out of 5 stars**

Leah and Eve are identical twins with completely different lives and personalities. Leah is a caring, compassionate journalist who would do anything for those she loves including Eve’s twin daughters. Eve is a real estate agent struggling with her family life which has led to her having an affair. Both sisters envy each other’s lives. When a life-altering event happens, one sister will make a split-second decision that will change everything…

This is a very tricky book to review without revealing any spoilers, but I’m going to give it my best shot haha.
I liked Leah; while I wouldn’t have done some of the things she did, I think she had a lot of love in her heart and good intentions. On the other hand, I did not like Eve. I really found her to be a very selfish woman and I didn’t warm to her at all. Eve’s twin daughters were gorgeous and stole the pages they were included in. This book has a very fascinating concept at its heart. It’s hard for me to put it into words because I struggled with the concept itself in that I found it quite odd that it would happen at all, BUT it was a great concept to escape into and I enjoyed the book overall. I realise that may sound a bit confusing haha. I would certainly say that the plot is thought-provoking – I’ve mentioned this book to a few people already because of the intriguing nature of the narrative. I would recommend this book for those looking for a women’s fiction/family drama novel that’s a bit different and one you won’t forget about.

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