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Author: Bret Anthony Johnston
Rating: 5 stars
Arguably my most surprising read of the year.
I did not think a book that followed the life of a family after their kidnapped son is found could be this riveting. I read every word, I skimmed nothing. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, yet hopeful story. You spend the majority of the book in the families' heads, sometimes reading streams of consciousness. The writing was absolutely gorgeous. The plot - realistic, believable. I wasn't depressed reading this, and I was always ready to put this book down if it made me so. I think it was because the characters struggled and fought to work through their fears and challenges. The author did such an amazing job bringing them to life that I felt like I knew truly this family, and was rooting for them as I turned the pages. I have rarely seen characters this well drawn... just wow, amazing.
A great book.