Published by Sourcebooks Landmark on January 1st 1970
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Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is definitely a book that left me thinking (it had me thinking during this last portion of the book) after I read the book. I’m not quite sure how much I enjoyed the book. It was not what I was expecting. We, the reader, know that Carrie’s son has gone missing, right away. A year later, he shows up in their home, in his crib, and she has just “one more day” with him. As the book continues this begins to be a theme for her.
Things are not always what they seem in this book. I really liked how the story unfolded and how, like an onion, this book had many layers. There were certain parts that I wanted to unfold; the stalker husband for one. John was over the top in following his wife around to “protect” her. I was hoping for more of a story arc with this angle of the book.
This is a hard book to review, as I don’t want to give away any spoilers. What I find interesting is that none of the characters really stood out for me and yet I found myself enjoying the book. Sure I thought John was creepy and Carrie made excuses for it. They both had their issues and both were had to feel sorry for at times. There is a twist at the end. An explanation of things so to speak. I wanted to know more about the little girl at the end, perhaps there could be a book about her.
In the beginning of this book I wasn’t sure I liked it. I kept reading and found that as I did so, I enjoyed it more and more. I had many questions: Was Carrie mentally ill? What really happened to Ben? Who is responsible? My questions were answered and not in the way that I thought they would be answered.
Interesting book. May not be for everyone. I enjoyed it.