Millard Salter's Last Day

2.5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

It’s Millard Salter’s 75 birthday. He starts the day meeting with a woman he has recently fallen in love with and helps with her final plans to kill herself that day. He plans to join her in the afterlife at the end of the day. He then goes to his work as the head of the psychiatric department of a local hospital. Millard has his final day planned out between visits with his children, final plans for his colleagues and a visit to his last wife’s cemetery plot. Along the way, Millard thinks about people and activities in his past and steels himself to go through with his plans.
The book is well-written, but about 40% into the book it really starts to drag. I just couldn’t muster up the energy to care about Millard, his wandering thoughts or what happened to him. I really had to push myself to finish the book.