Monday, August 17, 2015

Center of Gravity

What seemed like the perfect life really wasn't.  Ava is a newlywed wife with 2 young children who she adores and would die for.  The problem is that she just might have to.  I can't say anymore without giving away the story.

In order for a work of fiction to be good, it has to be plausible.  A wife who finds out her husband has been keeping secrets is plausible.  A man who has mental issues is plausible.  An 8 year old son with such depth of thought, is not plausible.  I liked how the story was told through the eyes of each of these characters, but I did not find the age of the son to be realistic.  The story would work just fine if he was 13 or even 12 years old.  But 8 years old was just too outlandish for this story to seem plausible.

Other than that issue, the book was full of suspense.  There were a few hints dropped throughout the story to keep it interesting, but the reader did not know how it would end.  It really was a surprise.

I also want to let the reader know that although this book is from a Christian publisher, Christ is nowhere to be found in the story.  However, there is no sex or excessive violence.   If it was a movie, it would probably be given a PG-13 rating for adult themes.

Thomas Nelson provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.

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