Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):
After enduring years of a struggling marriage, Ronnie Farnham has decided to divorce her husband and is beginning to hope for a happy future--until the morning Jeff is supposed to move out, when he locks himself in their barn with a rifle.
See Amazon for complete details on the novel: The Far End of Happy
***Many thanks to Net Galley and Sourcebooks Landmark for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***
This insomniac's opinion:
I have to admit that I fell in love with Kathryn Craft's writing when I read The Art of Falling in September of 2013. She writes wholly authentic, flawed women characters. Thus, I was thrilled to receive a copy of this novel which will be published May 1, 2015.
This novel takes no time in sucking the author in. I was instantly regretting beginning the book so late in the evening. I could instantly feel that I would be up half of the night and would be ever so tired when my alarm clock rang in the morning. *sigh* The sacrifices we readers must make.
I have to admit that some parts of the novel, certain relationships in general, felt a bit clunky and unrealistic to me. I can't quite put my finger quite on why. However, as a whole, the people were very real and authentic to me. I wanted a happy ending for all of them so badly.
I'm not sure how to really review the novel without giving away anything, so I will end with this general review: Engrossing, emotional novel with complex characters that is dripping with suspense and leaves the reader with a melancholy sense of what might have been.
Worth staying up all night:
Hey, did you even read the above review? I'm still yawning a couple of days later. ;)