I had this book pending for a long while, and I missed its publication date so it just sat there. That was until I found a copy via my Kindle Unlimited list. (The first copy I had was thanks to NetGalley and was an ARC).
I have seen mixed reviews for this book and the ratings on GoodReads seems to reflect that. I went to the audible option only because I thought it would help me like the book better and it did! The storyline is pretty simple. It is about a family on the brink of cracking (see the clay reference I managed to get in here?) and how they managed to get past that stage. It is not part of my usual fare and just reading it might have been daunting. There were two narrators for this book (two!) one for the father and one for the estranged daughter. This helped get a bird’s-eye view because of the switching between the two narrations. They only talked about what they saw and we were given no more information than that. That again is something new to me, being privileged enough to have access to both sides of a the divide, the wronged daughter and the absentee father and being shielded from the rest of their surroundings.
The simple story had a limited number of unknowns, and the ones introduced seemed to go well with the rest of the story. The people, their thoughts and most of their actions/reactions seem realistic. This I think is important in a tale about family. The story is narrated well and I think will be a good read for those who are a fan of this genre.
This book made its way up my Kindle Unlimited list after my last review : The Winter Over by Matthew Iden
My current list now looks like this :
I pushed The Hobbit up the queue because I felt like it. It is not that I haven’t read The Hobbit before (about twice) but I do have a confession to make which I will save for when I actually review the book!