After spending their childhoods together, April and Oliver haven’t seen each other for many years. It is only after the death of April’s little brother that they find their lives overlapping again. April is reckless, damaged, and struggling from one day to the next whereas Oliver is mature and sensible. He is now a law student, engaged to the sweet, gentle Bernadette who is the antithesis of April. Seeing April’s life in tatters, Oliver tries to rescue her from herself, yet the more entangled he becomes the more his own seemingly perfect life starts to fall apart.
I loved this book. It was one of those wonderful, engrossing reads. I finished it late at night, reading on and on because I absolutely could not put the book down to sleep without having found out what would happen. I actually felt a pang of despair when I turned the last page and there was only half a side of writing left to read – it didn’t seem possible that the resolution I wanted could possibly fit into so few words.
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