#BookReview – The Possible World by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

40344249Goodreads blurb:
“Ben
is the sole survivor of a crime that claims his mother and countless others. He is just six years old, and already he must find a new place for himself in the world.

Lucy, the doctor who tends to Ben, is grappling with a personal upheaval of her own. She feels a profound connection to the little boy who has lived through the unthinkable. Will recovering his memory heal him, or damage him further?

Clare has long believed that the lifetime of secrets she’s been keeping don’t matter to anyone anymore, until an unexpected encounter prompts her to tell her story.

As they each struggle to confront the events – past and present – that have defined their lives, something stronger than fate is working to bring them together…”

My Review

This was another read on The Pigeonhole, in fact it’s my sixth read with them this year! For those of you who don’t know it’s like an online book club, reading along with other readers on the web. The book was split into 10 parts, called staves, emailed to me each day. I was able to leave comments throughout and interact with the others. The author also interacted with us a lot which was great, plus there were Q&As with her and ThePigeonhole throughout.

This was a beautifully written book that got under my skin in such a subtle way that I didn’t realise until the closing sentences.

Clare and Ben’s stories were definitely my favourite part of the book, especially as Clare was recounting her life to Gloria. Lucy’s story was really interesting, although some of the medical descriptions were a bit too much for me at times. I think if you enjoy medical stories you’d enjoy this part.

I loved the way the author captivated me with her writing, bringing Clare, Ben and Lucy’s so vividly too life and how she seamlessly brought those strands together at the end.

Another wonderful read from The Pigeonhole and a book that I thoroughly recommend.

 

 

14 thoughts on “#BookReview – The Possible World by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Tea & Cake For The Soul

Sharing recommendations for travel, art, books & recipes, alongside household, money saving & blogging tips, upcycling, eco issues & health features

All Creatures Great and Small

Saving our world through education and conservation.

Bargain Sleuth Book Reviews

Just a Wisconsin woman with a passion for books and bargains. As an affiliate with several websites, I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you.

Nottingham Women's Centre: The Library Diaries

Learn about our library & archives, meet our team of volunteers, read about the wonderful books we have on our shelves and be part of the feminist library community.

Bowen's Book Publicity

Social media promotion for authors, and their books.

Reading with Jade

Books, Books, Books

My Wandering Books

More Books Please.

Hooked From Page One

Find your next crime fiction read here . . .

Mac Reviews Books

Book reviews for the masses!

Tessa Talks Books

No Spoiler Book Reviews & Recommendations for the Perfect Escape

Bookworm Blogger

Reading is a passport to countless adventures

The Blog

Surviving motherhood one book at a time!

%d bloggers like this: