I would think that this book qualifies as a novella. It lasts just over a week in the storyline, with each day bringing something to the plot.
Faith plays a pretty important part in the narrative towards the end and added something to the story instead of taking over as a prominent point.
We begin at a greenhouse where a man is picking up the flower of the week for his wife. As he heads in for his routine coffee, he finds an upturned chair and nothing else. Given their reclusive behaviour, he has no action that he can take. The hints about his past are slowly unravelled as we are given an increasingly detailed picture of his past and the demons that haunt him. It is written in a manner that draws you in, and despite the length of the text, it provides a whole story with enough to feel closure towards the end.
Loss is handled extensively here, and it is the core concern of all the people introduced to us. It was a surprisingly heavy read but felt unique in the style.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers; the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.