3 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much to Touchstone Books and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This was my first book by Lolly Winston and after hearing numerous good things about her I was intrigued by this one. It wasn’t amazing to me by any means, it was just okay. I felt that the book was a little choppy and all over the place at times and then drug on in areas that didn’t really need to be so long.
This book is about Rudy who wakes up one morning to find his wife has passed away, just when they’re looking forward to the adventures of retiring. Rudy falls into depression and grief and isn’t sure how he’s going to go on with his life without her by his side. While at work at Nordstrom he meets a fellow coworker Sasha who is also suffering from a tragedy. Just as their relationship is starting to take off, Rudy succumbs to his deep depression and ends up institutionalized and finds out his wife’s death might not have been an accident.
I loved how the author touched so much on mental health and grief and I did enjoy Rudy’s character a lot. However, I did feel that this book left a lot to the imagination. It was so choppy and all over the place and certain parts of the book felt like they weren’t finished. I’m not sure if that’s because I have the uncorrected proof but I was left with a lot of questions that aren’t answered. All in all not a bad book, just felt it wasn’t finished properly.