How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Pan MacMillan
Previously reviewed by the same author:
One Moment, One Morning
Three people, each crying out for help . . . There’s Karen, worried about her dying father; Abby, whose son has autism and needs constant care; and Michael, a family man on the verge of bankruptcy. As each sinks under the strain, they’re brought together at Moreland’s Clinic. Here, behind closed doors, they reveal their deepest secrets, confront and console one another and share plenty of laughs. But how will they cope when a new crisis strikes?
My first experience reading Sarah Rayner was the very emotional One Moment, One Morning. After reading that book I knew that I wanted to read more from Sarah Rayner. I was very cautious about reading Another Night, Another Day, as I knew it was about mental health issues. This isn’t because I don’t like to read about them…I do…I find them incredibly intriguing. The reason why I was cautious is because I suffer with anxiety and I was worried that it wouldn’t be represented accurately. I need not have worried because throughout this story, Sarah Rayner sensitively, but honestly tackles anxiety and depression.
Another Night, Another Day introduces the reader to a range of characters that are suffering with mental health issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar and Tourette’s. Sarah portrays these issues so honestly, the characters feel so real that I almost felt like I was in the same room with them. This story captures what it’s like to suffer from a mental health issue. It explores what it feels like and how much it impacts your life every single day.
Another Night, Another Day is so sensitively written. I think one of the most fascinating thing about this book were the parts where the characters where in the clinic seeking therapy for their issues. It was interesting to see how the therapists dealt with the mental health issues and the techniques used.
I think that this book had an incredibly positive message. That message is that you’re not alone and help is always at hand. It is such a moving, hopeful piece of literature that I think so many people will identify with.
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars