Tess has just been told that her husband is in love with her cousin… Cecilia has just learned that there is a letter from her husband that she is instructed to open only upon his death… Rachel has just learned that her son is going to be moving to the other side of the world, taking away her grandson and the only reason for living since her daughter has been murdered all those years ago. These characters are gradually woven together into a story that is both gripping and heartbreaking.
The writing here is simple, a little repetitive, but the story is worth it. There is a calculated twist to the action in the story that is a little far-fetched, but that is what fiction is about, no?
I think the Epilogue is actually my favorite part of the book, though, and I won’t give any of that away. Suffice it to say, it is a great commentary on the randomness of life and how a small or not-so-small action can impact the trajectory of a life and/or lives. This I believe to be true.
Not exactly high literature here, but a good read nonetheless.