Saturday, 27 August 2011

In Leah's Wake by Terri Guiliano Long

This was an amazing story. The story of a young girl with a bright future who seemingly throws it all away to be with her lowlife boyfriend, and the fall out therein.

I was moved by the characters in this story. The mother trying to get over a drug addiction, the father working away from home most of the year and the sister missing her sister desperately. Finally the young girl herself running away from home and her whole life unravelling in front of her. I was gripped by the story, needing to find out how the story played out in the end.

A very moving story of a disfunctional family trying to pick up the pieces when their daughter goes off the rails.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.

1 comment:

  1. In Leah's Wake is an unforgettable story about a family's love, struggles, failures, and triumphs. It is about coming of age, falling apart, and trying to create harmony in a world of cacophony. What ultimately make this book so compelling is the angst and the honesty that Terri shares so elegantly with her readers. With such insightful characterization, you feel you know the characters intimately. And with such careful attention to detail and beautifully crafted prose, Terri, in her debut book, already has the voice of a seasoned novelist. I understand her next book is in the works, and I very much look forward to it!