About Catherine McKenzie

Catherine was born and raised in Montreal. A graduate of McGill in History and Law, Catherine practices law in Montreal. An avid runner and skier, she’s the author of numerous bestsellers including Hidden, Fractured, The Good Liar, I’ll Never Tell, and You Can’t Catch Me. Her works have been translated into multiple languages.

Her newest novel, Six Weeks To Live, was published in April 2021.

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From the publisher:

Jennifer Barnes never expected the shocking news she received at a routine doctor’s appointment: she has a terminal brain tumor—and only six weeks left to live.

While stunned by the diagnosis, the forty-eight-year-old mother decides to spend what little time she has left with her family—her adult triplets and twin grandsons—close by her side. But when she realizes she was possibly poisoned a year earlier, she’s determined to discover who might have tried to get rid of her before she’s gone for good.

Separated from her husband and with a contentious divorce in progress, Jennifer focuses her suspicions on her soon-to-be ex. Meanwhile, her daughters are each processing the news differently. Calm medical student Emily is there for whatever Jennifer needs. Moody scientist Aline, who keeps her mother at arm’s length, nonetheless agrees to help with the investigation. Even imprudent Miranda, who has recently had to move back home, is being unusually solicitous.

But with her daughters doubting her campaign against their father, Jennifer can’t help but wonder if the poisoning is all in her head—or if there’s someone else who wanted her dead.

Praise

“In Six Weeks to Live, her eleventh novel, McKenzie masterfully spins an exceptional story that is darkly funny, poignant, and grippingly suspenseful. A fresh take on the who-done-it, this addictive novel will both tug at your heart strings and make you frantically flip the pages to unlock the key to the mystery. A mesmerizing read!”

Samantha M Bailey, author


“Suspicion reigns supreme in this twisted and sinister domestic suspense, and your allegiances are guaranteed to shift faster than a ping-pong match. Cleverly plotted and expertly paced, with an ending that’s sure to have you gasping out loud. Do yourself a favour and pop this on your 2021 reading list now.”

Hannah Mary McKinnon, author

“A smart, gripping, twisted story of dark family secrets. . . . will have readers feverishly turning pages until the final jaw-dropping conclusion.”

Robyn Harding, author