So I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it on here, but I’ve been experiencing a bit of an “end of year” slump. After months and months of reading at a breakneck speed, I’ve hit a bump in the road. Because, and I don’t know if you’re like me, when I read an insane amount a lot of that starts to blur together. I get to the point where it’s harder for things to stand out to me.
Annnd why am I talking about this? Well, this book broke through that barrier of samey-sameiness and did what so many books are failing to do for me right now. It was different.
The premise itself- the death of a patriarch, a child switched at birth, and a wait to find out the truth- gripped me from the start. Yet that was far from the only thing to keep me invested. Not only was the writing style crisp, clean and intriguing, but I also found that it was the characters which had me wanting more. Each one had their own distinct story, personality and secrets… There were so many secrets woven into the plot that I was hooked from beginning to end.
Now I don’t normally go for family drama, so it speaks volumes how *crazily* invested I got in this family’s drama. So much so that I was teary-eyed by the end and sorry to put the book down! While I did have a niggling point of contention with the ending, which I won’t mention for fear of spoilers, this was a powerful story of loss, family and honesty. James Cudney, who you can follow on here, did a fantastic job with his debut.
Rating: 4/5 bananas
So have you read this? Do you plan to? Let me know in the comments!