Four hours too long due to flowery descriptions of everyday actions like parking a car. It is safe to assume one lifts a handbrake and unbuckles a seatbelt before exiting.
The Biggest Loser mentions was another waste of time the author uses to portray the exact same time span in several different households.
These overly wordy descriptions were repeated over and over to the point where I wanted to delete the book. This novel just needed a better final editor and it would have been five stars. This felt like one of those papers back in college when I hadn't met my word limit so I went back and added elaborate explanations. I might not have minded it so much if I were reading it, rather than listening. Even at 2x speed it felt dreadfully long. I couldn't wait until it was over.
I've never been a huge fan of "chick flick" books but this book made you wonder about life's biggest mystery, "what could have been". You can sympathize with the characters easily, and can solve your own mystery and enjoy the story of how these 3 family's lives interlink.
How our lives, loves, hopes, and grief intertwine. This book also explores the conflicting emotions of marital commitment and parental love.
An intriguing story, interesting characters, a different location, good writing ... all combine to make a good read. Moriarity places her characters in impossible situations, makes them real, and demonstrates that life is often not at all what it seems to be. Judge not . . . I will look for more Moriarty.
I kept waiting for something to happen. There were several separate stories going on, and I figured it was going to be all brought together at some grand point, and it was; but I was left thinking "that's it?"