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Book Title: Weekend Pass by Paul Cavanagh
Category: Adult Fiction (18 yrs +), 210 pages
Publisher: Not That London Writer
Release date: Jan 19, 2021
Content Rating: PG-13 + M. Includes some f-words, religious profanities, and mature themes (addiction, adultery)
Who can forgive a mother who poisons her eight-year-old son? Even if it was an accident. Tasha thought she had everything under control – her family life, her career as a nurse – until her son got into her stash of painkillers. Now, during her first weekend home from drug treatment, she must come to grips with the damage she’s done and somehow pick up the pieces. Told from the points of view of four different family members, Weekend Pass is a story about the lies we tell ourselves and the people we love. And it’s about struggling to rise above the mistakes that threaten to define us.
This book deals with a very serious subject, substance abuse. Tasha is a mom and nurse, and she has an addition to painkillers. One day her young son finds her painkillers and he ends up in the hospital. The book takes place during a Tasha’s first “weekend pass” from a treatment facility.
The book describes how substance abuse can affect a family. The drugs can harm everyone in the family, not just the person with the addiction. It goes into the problems Tasha’s mom and dad had in their marriage, and Tasha and her husband Baker’s problems. Baker is very angry at Tasha, with very good reason.
The book covers is an emotional read that will keep you turning the pages, wanting to find out how things unfold.
I have never read a book by Paul Cavanagh before but will check other books out.
I received a free copy of this book for this tour
My thoughts are my honest opinion
won the Lit Idol competition at the London Book Fair in the UK and was
published to rave reviews in the United States, Canada, and the British
Isles. He’s been compared to Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Tyler for his
ability to be at turns funny and moving while exploring the paradoxes of
modern family relationships. He lives in London, Ontario (not be be
confused with that other London). Weekend Pass is his third novel.
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