There's Been a Little Incident by Alice Ryan

There's Been a Little Incident
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2
.ePUB, 319 pages
Expected Publication: 15 Sep 2022
By: Head of Zeus, Apollo

About The Book:
Molly Black has disappeared. She's been a bit flighty since her parents died (sure, hadn't she run off with a tree surgeon that time?) but this time, or so says her hastily written leaving note, she's gone for good. That's why the whole Black clan – from Granny perched on the printer all the way through to Killian on Zoom from Sydney – is huddled together in the back room of Uncle John's semi-D in the Dublin suburbs, arguing over what to do. Cousin Bobby's having a hard enough time of it as it is, convincing his family he's happy single and childless. Lady V reckons this is all much too much fuss over a thirty year old. And Uncle Danny knows all too well how it feels to be lost with no one trying to find you. But Uncle John is determined never to lose anyone again. Especially not his niece, who is more like her mum than she realises.

My Review:
It took me a while to really get into this book as it was slow to start and there are a lot of family members to keep track of. There is supposed to be a family tree at the beginning of the actual published book so I think that will really help future readers. The Black family is a quirky bunch and they are simply wonderful in their own way and I loved that about them. I always enjoy a good family drama but this one had some humour mixed in and a lot of love. I appreciated how the author dealt with the theme of grief and forgiveness in a sensitive manner and she showed how a family should always stick together. We are told this tale from many points of view and I enjoyed getting to know each and every single character separately as this is very much a character-driven story. What I didn't like was the Sheena plotline, it felt very disjointed and completely unnecessary and the twist was a bust. All in all a pretty decent debut and I would read more of this author's work.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Alice Ryan, and Head of Zeus, Apollo for the giving of the ARC.

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