The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye
Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on this First Anniversary Blog Blitz! I’m so glad to see this book and the author’s mental health advocacy getting a boost in signal right now.
The Second Cup was originally published on 19 July 2017. The extended edition (includes character interviews) was published on 12 February 2018.
While we celebrate the birth of this novel, Sarah is working on “The Victoria Lie”, the second book from “The Butterfly Effect” series, which includes some of the original cast.
I came across a review of this book early this year and it intrigued me. Having my own experience and close personal ties to depression and suicide, I read the sample and decided I needed to buy the book. Unfortunately, my non-audiobook TBR is frozen for the moment so there’s nothing more I can tell you personally.
Would your life unravel if someone you knew committed suicide? Theirs did.
Faye knows her heart still belongs to her first love, Jack. She also knows he might have moved on, but when she decides to track him down, nothing prepares her for the news that he’s taken his own life.
Faye is left wondering how to move forward – and whether or not Jack’s best friend Ethan will let her down again. And the news of Jack’s death ripples through the lives of her friends too.
Abbie finds herself questioning her marriage, and wondering if she was right to leave her first love behind. Poor Olivia is juggling her job and her boyfriend and trying to deal with a death of her own. And Jack’s death has hit Beth the hardest, even though she never knew him.
Is Beth about to take her own life too?
Amazon book page: https://getbook.at/SecondCup
Amazon author page: https://author.to/SarahMarieGraye
Sarah Marie Graye was born in Manchester in 1975, to English Catholic parents. To the outside world Sarah Marie’s childhood followed a relatively typical Manchester upbringing, until aged nine, when she was diagnosed with depression.
It’s a diagnosis that has stayed with Sarah Marie over three decades, and something she believes has coloured every life decision, including the one to write a novel.
Sarah Marie wrote The Second Cup as part of an MA Creative Writing practice as research degree at London South Bank University – where she was the vice-chancellor’s scholarship holder.
Sarah Marie was diagnosed with ADHD in November 2017 and published an extended edition of The Second Cup in February 2018 that included character interviews so she could diagnose one of her characters with the same condition.
Follow Sarah on:
Win 3 x Signed copies of The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye (Open Internationally)
*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.
Good luck, everyone!
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I’ve had things going on (which I’ll eventually blog some about–just haven’t been up for it) but I’ve not forgotten you.
Happy FRIDAY! What’s everyone up to this weekend?
Check out other stops on the tour: