If you like Jojo Moyes then you may consider Rules of the Road by Ciara Geraghty as your next read.
When Iris Armstrong goes missing, her best friend Terry, wife, mother and all-round worrier, is convinced something bad has happened. And when she finds her glamorous, feisty friend, she’s right: Iris is setting out on a journey that she plans to make her last.
The only way to stop her is to join her. Together, Iris, Terry, and Terry’s confused father Eugene embark on a road trip that will change all of their lives. And – somehow – what should be the worst six days of Terry’s life turn into the best.
Reading Rules of the Road was an emotional rollercoaster. The one you are taking with Terry and Iris – two old friends who are having a one week trip together. This will be their last one as friends.
Terry is an all-around worrier as she’s described on the back of the book, she always imagine the worst that could happen. So when one day she tries to get in contact with her best friend Iris and she finds her house empty and all is left are few letters on her laptop she can’t help it but think of the worst.
Iris Armstrong is missing, Terry’s mind is spinning and her whole world is upside down after reading the letter with her name on it. The clock is ticking and Terry has to decide what to do next – to go back home where her husband and two daughters rely on her or to follow Iris who’s taking a journey believing to be the last one in her life.
The trip from Dublin to Switzerland isn’t an ordinary one. Terry has a week to convince her friend to change the final destination, it’s never too late or is it?
“The simple fact of that matter is that Iris loves life. Maybe she’s forgotten that. All Terry has to do is to remind her of that one simple fact.”
The topics involved in the Rules of the Road are not easy to swallow. At times it was hard to read it and I just need time to go thought it. The diseases mentioned in the book are devastating and especially if you have close people who has suffered from them, it just makes it even harder to continue with the reading.
Rules of the road will stay with you for a long time, even after you’ve finished reading it. Ciara Geraghty knows how to tug at your heartstrings and isn’t afraid to do so.
If you like Rules of the Road you may also read Seven Letters by Sinead Moriarty.