Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Last House on Sycamore Street by Paige Roberts

I honestly thought from reading synopsis that this would be a thriller.  I just assumed which I shouldn't have.  When I looked closely at the cover and read the synopsis again after finishing the book today, I was wrong.  It was more of a suspense and a literary novel.

This book was well written.  I was able to get into it easily.  There were some parts which were funny I chuckled.  I was able to relate to the main character, Amy, even though I wanted to strangle her at times.
To my irritation, the author chose to use the political correctness words or phrases how drug abuse is a disease.  I wanted to scream, it's NOT a disease.  When will people understand the word?  Before any of you jump all over my case, I DO understand, have seen some of my friends and family suffer from different types of drug and alcohol abuse.  So, don't lecture me.

This is is the book of new friends who are learning about each other and discovering secrets and how they're handling it until Amy fully realizes what is going on with her new friend and the family and how Amy chose to handle the whole thing at the end.  The is the tapestry of trust, understanding, friendship, love, family, self realization, forgiveness, and moving on with grace.

I'd give it a 3 3/4 stars.  I wouldn't mind reading her other books.

I received this ARC from Kensington Publishing Corporation through Net Galley in an exchange for my unbiased and honest review.  Thank you.

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