A bitter, mysterious author. A young and naive journalist. A tragic past, a dark secret, and an unforgettable tale of passion and love.
I’m really sure how to explain myself about this book without giving spoilers. But I’ll do my best. If a spoiler tag is necessary- please shoot me a message. I’d rather be safe than sorry.
First and foremost I want to say this and leave it at that: this genre, is not for me. I take sole responsibility for reading and not liking this book for that reason alone. I didn’t do my research (I don’t read blurbs, categories, comments, etc) so ultimately I read a book about a genre I do not typically ever read. I take responsibility for that.
I also had a really hard time with the way the son was absent. You don’t choose children over your parents approval (read the book to understand what I mean). No one does that. So, I had a really hard time accepting the fact that the son was no longer in the picture. Probably because I’m a parent myself, it just isn’t imaginable for me.
With all of that being said- I loved the writing. The book gets three stars a lot for poetic and flowy writing. I have a reasonable idea as to who wrote the book and if I’m right, I’m not surprised. They’re writing is out of this world any other time as well. The story itself (in my own opinion) was not great. It was filled with plot holes and to me, completely random.
Also, I don’t feel as if this book is as “trigger warning” worthy as every one is saying. It’s not detailed, it’s not brought up a lot, it’s just known what this character does. That’s it. Even the other event is not graphic, it’s mentioned, and it happens but, it’s not graphic. Not to say someone else might not agree with me, but to me it just isn’t as graphic as the warnings let on.
Basically- I should do more research about books. I probably won’t, because I don’t like doing that. Surprise is so much better for me. But if you’re looking for a book with superb writing, give this one a shot.