One Woman Vows to Find the Truth… Before Her Time Runs Out

P.D. Workman
2 min readNov 22, 2022

Friday was launch day for They Came for Him. Check out this all new Zachary Goldman Mystery, filled with page-turning psychological suspense.

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I enjoyed Six Weeks to Live, an exciting domestic thriller by Catherine McKenzie. Jennifer Barnes is a woman trying to solve her own murder (having been fatally poisoned.) One at a time, she peels off layer upon layer of lies to finally dig down to the truth. Twists and turns abound in this book. When you reach the end, you find that the answer has been in front of you the whole time. A book that will grab you on page one and never lets go.

I’m dying. My life has a countdown clock.
And it starts now.

Catherine McKenzie, Six Weeks to Live

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.

P.D. Workman

Writing riveting mystery, suspense, and young adult fiction about real life issues.