If Ever I Fall
S D Robertson
I'm delighted to be a part of this Blog Tour and I have a guest review by Julie Williams for you. I can't wait to read this book as I absolutely loved the author's first book and it is one of my favourites (no pressure!). It is next on my TBR pile, so it won't be long until I will be snivelling into my tissues along with everyone else! Enjoy Julie's review below.
If I Ever Fall By S D Robertson
I have been eagerly awaiting this book as I enjoyed this author’s debut book Time To Say Goodbye so much last year and I am thrilled to report that this one had me gripped from the beginning.
It is told in a different style that I am used to reading but once I got my head round it I think it worked well. Firstly there are letters written to Sam by her Mum Maria, who is not only trying to come to terms with the shock of her teenage daughters’ death but also OCD. Maria hopes that by writing to Sam not as the teen she was but as an adult, she will be emotionally able to go forward with her life.
Then there is Dan, Sam’s Dad, who is also struggling with grief. His chapters are mainly written before the tragedy. Finally there is Jack a man who is suffering from amnesia and only knows what he is told by Miles a retired Doctor whom he is staying with.
With the family falling apart both Maria and Dan share in their desperation to find out exactly what happened to their beloved daughter and the reasons why. It seems that finding a way to reconcile the family for their own sake and that of their other child Ruby proves difficult and beyond repair.
This story knits together in the end with secrets revealed and a twist that I was not expecting.
Although this is quite an emotional read because of the subject, I was not reaching for my tissues all the time.
Thanks to Avon books and NetGalley for the ACR. This is my honest review. Also thanks as always to Julie Boon for allowing me to guest review on her wonderful blog.
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