Haunting and beautiful… A poignant tale.
Miura’s powerful, uplifting latest delves into themes of guilt, trauma, and recovery. After Josie accidently kills Carmelita, her best friend’s little daughter, she is unable to function. Weighed down with guilt, she leaves her Chicago suburban home to stay with a cousin in Key West, unaware the path to redemption is just around the corner. Miura takes readers on a journey of heartbreak and healing as the characters struggle to find forgiveness in their hearts. Miura’s complex worldbuilding is impressive, and she does a marvelous job crafting characters who, while damaged emotionally, are also resilient and relatable. Josie and Ana’s relationship is etched in reality, and readers will have no choice but to root for their friendship. This stirring exploration of compassion, understanding, guilt, redemption, family, and friendship delivers the goods. Heartbreaking and uplifting at once, the novel makes for a page-turner.
By Susan Miura
CrossRiver Media Group
Pub date April 20, 2021
Price $12.99 (USD) Paperback, $4.11 Kindle edition
Categories: Short Reviews