My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When I read the cover jacket summary, I was highly intrigued. What did this man do that he wrote a letter to his wife that should be opened upon his death… maybe I should do something like that! But wait… do I have a secret I need to reveal… yes… worth putting in a sealed letter that I can’t disclose until I’m dead and buried… no… so I guess this won’t be something I need to do in the future. Eh, I tried.
But reading the book is something to do! And it did not disappoint. It has many different characters and focuses on 4 or 5 stories that interweave throughout the different people’s lives. Figuring out who is who takes a little while, but once you do, you totally see the story coming together. And when it finally does with the tragedy near the end, you’re heartbroken.
<> Fate? Karma? Is it fair to inflict that on someone who had nothing to do with the original crime except that the recipient was related to the perpetrator of the original crime? I found it unfair given who is impacted, but ultimately, it gives the reader something very intricate to think about.
I would definitely read another book by this author. I have recommended it to several friends. Nice job!