Our Life in a Day by Jamie Fewery
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: April 18th 2019 by Orion
About the Book:
Our Life in a Day is a breathtaking, ten-year love story told in twenty-four individual hours. The rules are simple. Choose the most significant moments from your relationship - one for each hour in the day. You'd probably pick when you first met, right? And the instant you knew for sure it was love? Maybe even the time you watched the sunrise after your first night together? But what about the car journey on the holiday where everything started to go wrong? Or your first proper fight? Or that time you lied about where you'd been? It's a once in a lifetime chance to learn the truth. But if you had to be completely honest with the one you love, would you still play? For Esme and Tom, the game is about to begin. And once they start, there's no going back
What is it about this novel and these two people that made me read straight through, despite its length, without once feeling a drag in plot or character? I found it compulsively readable, believable. Even though not much happens outside the connection between these two people their portrayals are so vivid, I found it hard to break away, and the dialogue snaps off the page.
I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written, page-turning, entertaining book. It is both a light and deep character study of two individuals and their strengths and weaknesses, foibles and what turned them onto and off each other, also with some well-drawn minor characters and interesting twists and turns, including one or two really moving episodes. It drew neatly, too, on the background that had helped turn them into what they were.
The writing is vivid and captivating. The author brought both Esme and Tom to life, flaws and all. This book is heartbreaking. The only bad thing I can say about this book is that it ended. I could have gone on reading about Esme and Tom forever. I miss them. I want to just go back to the beginning and read it again and see what I missed. I don't want to let them go just yet.
Thank you NetGalley, Orion Publishing Group and Jamie Fewery for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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