Wow – this isn’t AT ALL what I anticipated. This book had me bawling like a baby! I have read all of this authors work and this is completely different than her usual psychological thriller vibe. This was an intense, suspenseful family drama.
The entire novel takes place over the course of two days broken down by the hour. The dual perspectives within each chapter switch between Livia and Adam who are married and about to celebrate Livia’s fortieth birthday with their close friends and family. I enjoyed the way the story flowed and unfolded which kept me fully invested throughout.
Both Livia and Adam have a dilemma on their minds that they are keeping from one another. The tension is high as they contemplate the right timing to discuss their concerns with each other. I was on edge from start to finish, hoping for a good outcome. I sympathized with Livia and Adam and pondered exactly how I would handle the dilemmas they found themselves in. This book gave me a lot to think about!
I was not prepared to be so emotionally wrecked while reading this (and I mean that in the most positive way!). I love a good book cry and this had be sobbing which is a clear indication as to how emotionally invested I was in this storyline.
For B. A. Paris fans, make sure you adjust your expectations going into this one. It is NOT a thriller. Be prepared for a highly suspenseful, tension-filled, deeply emotional, twisty and gripping family drama. I loved every page of it!
Whew, that was one frustrating, suspenseful race to the finish for me. I found myself in a dilemma with wanting to give up on this one or control my frustration with how dragged out the story felt at times. The suspense won out and I kept turning the pages as fast as I could and ended up enjoying this one.
I loved the idea of the dilemmas here our main characters Adam and Livia face that left me in a dilemma with my thoughts on their dilemma. Did that make sense? lol I loved all the questions it left me with that I wanted to talk about with my friends in this buddy read.
The characters and their actions are questionable and at times I thought they were convincing and others not so much. At times it was hard for me to empathize with the characters and I went back and forth with liking them and not liking them. The ending left me with some mixed feeling but overall I liked the way it wrapped up.
As you can see I was in a bit of a dilemma with this one! Can you tell I love the title???
We received a copy from the publisher on Edelweiss