The characters of Mark and Anna were well-developed and their intricate narratives offered me the right amount of insight I needed to know where their actions and decisions were coming from. Nothing was too much. Every word had a meaning which made me bawl on instances.
Usually, the endings in a book are meant to make you bawl your eyes out. But in The Man I Thought You Were, I teared up right from the beginning. It was a smacked-in-your-face kind of emotions that made me cry and feel so much dread.
The initial premise is cleverly written from Anna's perspective making the reader take sides with her. But when Mark's narrative began, I bawled like a baby.
Through this book, Leah Mercer made me realize that there is so much more to the characters than their mere names in the black and white ink. The sub-plots made of their pasts are so much like us, the people in real life. Marks's guilt crashed through me making bullet holes through my heart. So much guilt and suffering that was so real I could almost touch it.
THE MAN I THOUGHT YOU WERE is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of a book for sure.
While I insist you buy The Man I Thought You Were, buy a box to tissues as well. Don't complain I didn't warn you!
While reading Making Faces, I laughed, cried, cheered, swayed and even clutched the kindle to my heart with overflowing feelings. If you want to feel, read Making Face. Oh, I felt every word, every sentence, every thought and every character.
I specially loved Fern because readers like me are in a continuous search for (mentally) strong female protagonists. Fern in Making Faces in unforgettable and you will love her for her straight-forward, sometimes blunt and otherwise beautiful perspective of life and those around her.
Making Faces is filled with so much love, appreciation, grief, loss, admiration and is truly inspiring without even trying to sound like an inspirational novel.
Amy Harmon did justice to highlight each and every character with beautiful narratives and interlinked stories and sequences. It was a touching read and Making Faces will stay with me forever.
Tip: Sit with this book with a box of tissues. You're going to need lots of them for all the right reasons.
Love you so much, Amy Harmon! You have a beautiful soul!
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George (through dialogues), Caitlin's husband and his insightful and wholesome character.
The story of Violet and Finn had me turning pages at a slower pace. I didn't want to miss out on tiny details. Jessica Strawser's writing is descriptive, yet captivating. I have come across books where descriptions have bored me to death. Almost Missed You is certainly not one of those books. The long passages of descriptions are perfectly detailed and inquisitive at the same time. The chapter endings were a delight because I kept looking forward to a new reveal.
There is a deeper meaning to Almost Missed You and you need to read it yourself to get acquainted with the characters and their minds. This story blurs the lines between womens' fiction and mystery-thrillers of our times.
I feel lucky to have received a copy of Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser's through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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