Jean Lant has a gift for writing overall. The story starts off with Kathleen receiving a phone call from her stepmother in regards to her father being admitted to the hospital due to a heart attack. Upon arrival, her father is determined to tell her the truth of who he is, what he was involved with in the past and his overall character. He tells her to find his manuscript and to read it for herself. Thus the story begins to become more readable and interesting.
A notable side note is that the book is based on an actual manuscript (that is in the middle part of this book) that the Author’s father actually wrote. Regarding the characters, I enjoyed all the other characters besides Kathleen. The very beginning of the book was very hard to get into, let alone follow. Reason being, I just could not get into or didn’t really care too much about Kathleen overall. She, herself, was such an unlikeable, un-relateable character that I found myself wanting to skim through it. However, once the plot started to thicken and the stories told of her father- that’s when it really started picking up. Overall with the book, I would say this is a solid 3/5 stars.
-I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review
Reviewer: Anna-May P.