Thursday 16 April 2015
Book review - April's Rain by David Johnson
Eight years after losing her closest friend, Tucker struggles to keep her rebellious, self-destructive granddaughter under control. When April accidentally kills her boyfriend while defending herself from his attack, Judge Jack helps Tucker ferry her granddaughter away to Spirit Lake, a remote treatment facility in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. There, April creates a false identity, painting herself as a young socialite, and blocks Tucker’s attempts at communication.
Tucker’s grandson March, missing for eight years, is discovered half-dead, having lost both his sight and his memories. As he recovers, March’s blindness persists but fragments of his life reemerge. When he finds himself at Spirit Lake, he runs headlong into his past.
Will Tucker be able to reunite her family after their paths have splintered?
(I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review)
This is the first book I've read from this author and certainly the first from the Tucker series too.
When I started reading the first chapter that was told from Tucker's pov I was afraid the rest of the book was going to be told in the same style. I was glad to find out it was only Tucker's narrative that was difficult to read.
I very much enjoyed April's and March's narratives and couldn't wait to read more (on the other hand I had to half-skim through Tucker's because I really found it hard to read).
Even though this is the 3rd book in the Tucker series I find it can be enjoyed as a standalone.
I would recommend this book and look forward to reading the other books in this series.
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