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Everything We Keep

Everything We Keep: A Novel - Kerry Lonsdale

This book...I'm not sure how to review it. I mean, I didn't exactly hate it, but at the same time I kinda did. I'm not sure that makes any sense, but it's how I feel.


It started out well enough, and then about 2/3 of the way through, it just got so convoluted. Like really convoluted. The writing was uneven, sometimes it flowed really nicely, and at other times it was really choppy. The ending felt rushed, because it took the main character so long to act on her suspicions. Once she did, all these hidden secrets came tumbling out, mostly via flashback, and it was just...so quick.


Had the book ended before the epilogue, I'd have probably been a bit more generous and rated it three stars. Because, while I did have some issues with it, for the most part I was enjoying it. Oh, but that epilogue. It angered me. I deducted a star because of it. I won't go into it because of spoilers, but suffice it to say, I wasn't happy.


Looking at the author's website, it appears she has a sequel planned for next year. Not sure if I want to read it or not.


I didn't think I'd find a square on the Summer Book Bingo board, but it looks like 'A book bust or bummer' has now been filled.