This book is an addictive gem which could have been even more, had the style been just a little more subtle. I would have liked a bit more suspense, though clearly this is more psychological at family/relationship level.
The characters each have a complex baggage and get to know each other throughout the book, even though they are family. This just stands to prove how important communication between family members is.
There is a continuous emotional struggle at individual level, juggling between memories before the father’s death and after. Cal, Suzy and Violet are the Bloom girls and they couldn’t have been more different from one another. They each mourn their dad in their own way, finally coming to terms and getting to know him better after he was no longer there.
I recommend this quick read to anyone, can be a very good summer/holidays book too. There are lots of issues and points thatcan be discussed also in a book club. Very curious to read others’ thoughts on it.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.