The Almost Moon– Alice Sebold
Helen Knightly has spent a lifetime trying to win the love of a mother who had none to spare. And as this electrifying novel opens, she steps over a boundary she never dreamt she would even approach. But while her act is almost unconscious, it also seems like the fulfilment of a lifetime's buried desire.
Over the next twenty four hours, her life rushes in at her as she confronts the choices that have brought her to this crossroads.
One sentence about a third of the way through the novel summed up what, for me, it was all about. How I wished that this sentence had come earlier then I wouldn’t have had to read the book through to its disappointing and predictable ending. And read it I did, not because I thought it was an enjoyable or even good read I just desperately wanted to feel something/anything for any of the character. Sadly though I never did.
The author, in my opinion once again, as in Lovely Bones, set out to simply shock the reader. All very well some might argue but not when the plot and characters come a poor second. All in all a very unsatisfactory read written by an author who seems to write books are formulaic, which makes for dull and uninspiring books.