When Mattie Hart is diagnosed with ALS, her world is forever changed. Will she survive? And if so, how?Behind the shiny faade of her idyllic life, Mattie Hart feels as though she is gradually falling apart. After sixteen years of marriage, she has discovered that her husband, Jake, a high-profile defense attorney, is having yet another affair. But it is only when Jake finally confesses his infidelity and goes to live with his girlfriend that a far greater tragedy descends. Mattie is diagnosed with ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that severely affects her life expectancy and everything she holds dear. Racked with guilt over his wife's diagnosis, Jake returns home to take care of Mattie. In this most daunting and unexpected of circumstances, Joy Fielding deftly reveals the astonishing power of love to defy the greatest odds and to heal the deepest wounds.
Canadian Joy Fielding enjoys a well-deserved international reputation as an outstanding and award-winning author of twelve breathtaking suspense novels, most recently, Don't Cry Now and Missing Pieces. Her other novels include Tell Me No Secrets, See Jane Run, Good Intentions, The Deep End, Life Penalty, The Other Woman, Kiss Mommy Goodbye, Trance, The Transformation and The Best of Friends. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she lives with her family in Toronto and Palm Beach.