The Light in The Hallway – Amanda Prowse


When Nick’s wife Kerry falls ill and dies, he realises for the first time how fragile his happiness has always been, and how much he’s been taking his good life and wonderful family for granted. Now, he suddenly finds himself navigating parenthood alone, unsure how to deal with his own grief, let alone that of his teenage son, Olly.

In the depths of his heartbreak, Nick must find a way to navigate life that pleases his son, his in-laws, his family and his friends—while honouring what Kerry meant to them all. But when it comes to his own emotions, Nick doesn’t know where to begin. Kerry was his childhood sweetheart—but was she really the only one who could ever make him happy?

And in the aftermath of tragedy, can Nick and his son find themselves again?


This is a character led story that sensitively navigates love and loss.

I enjoyed the two timelines and the real depth to the story. The understanding of Nick’s childhood really added something to the current timeline.

The two timeline also helped with the pace as you really had to keep reading to know what was happening next!

It was quite an emotive read and felt very real and raw. The ending was nearly tied up, satisfying but potentially slightly unrealistic.

I would recommend this book! 4/5.

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