It starts off where the last book (which I haven’t read) left off: Amber having lost her baby and facing the strenuous effort to move on. The grief is what jumps out instantly as everybody mourns a death.
Story is well-crafted in a lyrical and sorrowing fashion. There were various characters, each with distressing ties and emotional loose ends. Having not read the first book in this series, it took me a while to learn these complex characters. Jenny, Luke, Bryce, James. Characters are so burdened by the weight of their emotions that it’s really all you see. I didn’t quite connect with any of them. Of course, I became even more detached going deeper into the past, especially with extra cast members interlacing the richly dense and multifaceted story. On top of that, the story maintained a monotonous drone, making it easier to disengage that much more. The concept sounded exciting, but the overall read wasn’t what I had anticipated.
My rating: 2 stars