By: Aila Stephens
Review by: D.A. Henneman - Stars: 4
I absolutely loved Brie’s voice in this story, it grabbed me from the start. She comes across as being older and wiser, but we find out quickly that even strong and independent people can be victims of circumstance. After a fire at the restaurant where she works, resulting in the death of a co-worker, Brie is swept into a situation where her life changes fast. At the same time she is being offered a new job, she meets a handsome stranger who has everything a girl could want, expect a permanent address nearby.
We experience relationships through Brie’s lens, and I found myself really connecting to her sense of humor as she navigates through job offers and life choices. The chapters when she is left to deal with a horrifying reality, were written in a jarring and disjointed way. It allowed me to feel her confusion and avoidance and was just as it would be for someone going through something traumatic. I appreciated that as a reader.
This book kept me guessing to the very end, and the author has done a great job at building a story with characters that I feel I could very well meet. Wonderful job on a debut novel, I am anxious to read the continuation of this story!
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