by Courtney Cole
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Gallery Books (July 17, 2018)
Publication Date: July 17, 2018
Genre: Family Saga | Drug Addiction
Print Length: 304 pages
There comes a time when offering your life for your child’s doesn’t work, when you realize that it’ll never be enough.
The cold needle in his warm vein was a welcome comfort to my son at first. But then it became the monster that kept us apart.
Heroin lied, and my son believed. It took him to a world where the last year didn’t happen, to a place where his father was still alive. What Beck didn’t understand was that it couldn’t bring his father back from the dead. It couldn’t take away his pain, not permanently.
You think it can’t happen to you, that your kids, your family, will never be in this situation.
I thought that too. But you’re wrong.
Step into our world, and see for yourself.
Watch my golden boy become a slave to this raging epidemic. Watch me try and save him.
Drug addiction comes with a price.
Trust me, you’re not equipped to pay it.
Don’t miss this heartwrenching, evocative, yet hopeful novel—it will leave you forever changed
Saving Beck by Courtney Cole
A family implodes as death takes their father and husband. As one woman struggles with the loss of her soulmate, one child will take the weight of the world on his shoulders, a weight that will prove too much when he finds he cannot live with the guilt of blame he places on himself. Beck will spiral into the false promises of escape in the abyss of drug addiction that will shred what remains of the life he once knew. Now he lies near death, comatose, trapped with his memories of his darkest moments and the “angel” that tried to save him. He must decide, is his life worth being saved? Can he fight the demons of drug addiction?
SAVING BECK by Courtney Cole goes beyond fiction as this brave author bases her heartrending tale on a devastating reality she knows too well, the havoc wreaked on the souls of those who can only watch as a loved one plummets into drug addiction.
Ms. Cole builds a complex world, filled with the emotional landmines her characters must plod through. She gives us heartache, devastation and self-destruction, then soothes the pain with a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. We will witness firsthand how grief and loss brings out both the best and worst in the cornerstone of society, family. Witness grief in its most raw and brutal forms. Feel the toll “stepping up to the plate” will take on a young man still struggling to grow up, still wrestling with the monsters of regret and guilt as he attempts to hold his shattered family together when he mother “checks out” lost in her own despair. Stand in awe of the first ray of sunlight and hope that filters through and remember, but for the grace of God…
Beautifully devastating, amazingly uplifting, this story is raw and riveting and breathtaking.
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Gallery Books!