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This book captured me instantly and I couldn’t put it down, I loved the way it was written and from the view point of Finn. It gave a perspective of the other characters you wouldn’t normally see which I found really interesting. My only slight issue with the book is that I don’t feel Oz character was represented well and at points didn’t feel comfortable with what was written about him .
Loved this book, it reminded me of The Lovely Bones...a death and then the dead person becomes the narrator. Relationships are handled well, great insight into trauma after an accident. It was sad but also uplifting.
Wow, I have to admit the plot is what got me in the first place, having lived in worked in the snow. I loved this book so much. So many characters involved and each and every one of them played a role in the book. Its a book about choices and how they can impact others lives. It grabbed me from the first page which I loved and I couldnt wait to have time to read it. Its one of my favourite books from 2020. I loved the way it was narrated by a ghost, very well done. It touches all of your emotions. Its so thought provoking . I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more of Suzannes books.
I’m a thriller enthusiast so this was quite a different read for me. Well I’m so pleased I gave it a go. It’s a wonderful book with great insight into how people behave under extreme stress and duress. Loved the main character. Highly recommended.
Sensitively written story about loss, love and difficult choices. I didn’t think that I was going to like a book that used a dead narrator ( I hated The Lovely Bones) but the author uses Finn in a way that is sympathetic rather than sentimental and the characters and their stories remained in my mind long after I’d finished the book. Highly recommended.
Soooooooperb is what I noted down at the end of reading this book !! And indeed it is. Granted, there isn't a lot of cheeriness involved, though neither expected if you've read the synopsis, but it is so well done and so well presented that I for one just loved it. Despite the fact I found myself snivelling and sobbing in probably half a dozen places at least !! I picked this in all honesty as my Kindle First choice this month where not one of the offerings really stood out to me so that made it an even better experience, since I wasn't expecting to get quite that invested in it. It was all over too soon, really. If I had paid fullprice for it I'd be feeling robbed that it only took me a day to read. Hehehe.......I really just couldn't put it down. There are some terrific characters, real people here. I found your mood with each of them pretty much alters as things progress. Aside from Finn there probably isn't one of them you rolled your eyes about or cheered for at differing sections......quite a clever feat. Usually I like or intensely despise a character from the word go and stick with first impressions but this bunch keep you on your toes. My favourite character is probably Mo. Though many had heroic and not-so-heroic characteristics, she shone through for me. I really liked Finn's philosophy on alcohol, too, an highly interesting observation. But the tears.....for the carrot, for Charlie, for kittens and of course for our narrator Finn. The only things I spotted I think are wrong was writing coal and not kohl and not capitalising Greek and French so altogether this is definitely going to be one of my top reads for 2020, without a doubt. Off now to look up the author's other books to add to my wishlist.
When 16 year old Finn is on a trip away with her family and best friend, tragedy strikes leaving Finn dead in an instant. So begins our journey with Finn while she watches and hopes and waits for the others to be rescued and the devastation her death and the accident causes for everyone she loves. She sees how some are strong and silently do what it takes to survive while others are selfish and only think of themselves. Everyone will be changed forever by their actions, and lack of, in some cases. I loved everything about this book and while it was heartbreaking, it was also reviting and really makes you think. We all assume we would do the right thing and help in this situation but we don't really know and at the end of the day ,no one will look after your children like they would their own. A must read book. I highly recommend it.