24 Hours of the Phoenix by Caroline Bertaud

Can you start your life over again the day you learn you’re dying?


Until yesterday, twenty-one-year-old Phoenix Collins had it all figured out: she was going to live forever. Not literally of course; nobody lives forever—she knows that, she’s learned it the hard way—but bearing a mythical name had convinced her that someday she’d have a fresh start, her life back on track.

Therefore, when she wakes up in a hospital bed to learn that she has twenty-four hours to live, she’s utterly confused, if not in complete denial. A big scar stretches across her stomach, but she has no recollection of the previous days’ events.

As she races against the clock, anger and frustration threatening to overtake everything in their way, Phoenix crosses paths with Gabriel, a young widower. Meeting him completely upends her plans to figure out why she’s dying, for the more she gets to know him, the more she remembers what it really means to live for the day…even if this is the only one she has left.

MoMoBookDiary Review

Fantastically written intriguing novel that will hold your attention hour by hour.

I was excited to read this book as soon as I set eyes on the cover image and the synopsis.  It was just my type of story.  Thankfully the author, Caroline Bertaud, was looking for beta-readers prior to publication and approved my request to read her debut novel.

The story had me hooked from the start right through to the final page. This gripping tale moves at an incredible pace, which it has to really as Phoenix only has 24 hours to live!

We are lead through an hour per chapter and I found myself in the age old situation of wanting to read faster but not wanting to reach the end and find that Phoenix had overheard correctly and that she would be dead by morning.  I completely fell for the hero of her day and wished beyond wishing that it was all a mix up and they could have their happy ever after….. but was it?  You will need to read and find out for yourself.

  • AUTHOR: Caroline Bertaud
  • PUBLISHED: Caroline Bertaud
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 3 November 2018


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