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Hey friend! Today’s book review is for The End Of The Day by Bill Clegg.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this eBook for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you’ll find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating.
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A retired widow in rural Connecticut wakes to an unexpected visit from her childhood best friend whom she hasn’t seen in forty-nine years.
A man arrives at a Pennsylvania hotel to introduce his estranged father to his newborn daughter and finds him collapsed on the floor of the lobby.
A sixty-seven-year-old taxi driver in Kauai receives a phone call from the mainland that jars her back to a traumatic past.
These seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century-old secrets begin to surface. It is in this moment that Bill Clegg reminds us how choices—to connect, to betray, to protect—become our legacy.
Deeply observed and beautifully written, this novel is a feat of storytelling, capturing sixty years within the framework of one fateful day.
My Review :
How far are you willing to go in order to try to get what you want?
That is the crux of this story. Dana Goss has proven just how manipulative she can be when she finds that what she wants most, the affection and love from her best friend, is being given to another.
This sets in motion a lifetime of lies for multiple people, as well as traumatic histories that none of them would have probably asked for.
This was such a tangled web, it was hard to keep track sometimes of who was who, especially in the beginning.
The story was well told, though – but the ending left more questions than answers for me.
Also, there was no real character development. From flashback to present, most of the characters remained exactly the same.