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Review: The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen



Blurb from Goodreads:
Josie and Frank Moore are happy…at least Josie thinks they are. As parents of two young girls in the Chicago suburbs, their days can be both busy and monotonous, and sometimes Josie wonders how she became a harried fortysomething mother rather than the driven career woman she once was. But Frank is a phenomenal father, he’s handsome and charismatic, and he still looks at his wife like she’s the beautiful woman he married more than a decade ago. Josie isn’t just happy—she’s lucky.

Until one Saturday morning when Josie borrows her husband’s phone to make a quick call—and sees nine words that shatter her world.

Now Josie feels as if she is standing at the edge of a sharp precipice. As she looks back at pivotal moments in the relationship she believed would last forever, she is also plunging ahead, surprising everyone (especially herself) with how far she will go to uncover the extent of her husband’s devastating secret.

With her “conversational writing style and a knack for making readers care about her characters” (The Washington Post) bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen paints a vivid, kaleidoscopic portrait of a marriage before and during a crisis—and of a woman who fears that the biggest secret of all may be the one she’s hiding from herself.
My Review:
 
Ok, this was pretty depressing.  I kind of thought it would be more juicy but instead it was just agonizing.  A woman deciding whether to stay with her husband after he cheated.  There was nothing unique about this, I feel like I've read this book over and over.  No twist, nothing new here . . . it was a deep dive but I didn't connect with these truths and these feelings.  I would probably pick up another book by this author, though, because the writing was fine if not good.  

The Ever After comes out next week on June 5, 2018, and you can purchase HERE.
"Was it really an affair, though?" Josie asked. "I mean, I know it wasn't right, but you barely did anything." 
Karin nodded firmly. "I have to take responsibility for this. I can't ever minimize what I did. It became an affair the moment I answered his text. The moment we created a secret."

Comments

  1. Oh man this does sound super depressing and I know it would drive me crazy cause cheating is such a no for me. Great review!

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