Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#SRC2017 Book Review: In This Moment by Karma Brown

Title: In This Moment
Author: Karma Brown
Published: May 2017, Park Row Books
Format: ARC E-book, 304 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher

Bestselling author Karma Brown is back with a morally infused and emotionally riveting exploration of one woman's guilt over an unexpected—yet avoidable—tragedy.

Meg Pepper has a fulfilling career and a happy family. Most days she's able to keep it all together and glide through life. But then, in one unalterable moment, everything changes.

After school pickup one day, she stops her car to wave a teenage boy across the street…just as another car comes hurtling down the road and slams into him.

Meg can't help but blame herself for her role in this horrific disaster. Full of remorse, she throws herself into helping the boy's family as he rehabs from his injuries. But the more Meg tries to absolve herself, the more she alienates her own family—and the more she finds herself being drawn to the boy's father, Andrew.

Soon Meg's picture-perfect life is unravelling before her eyes. As the painful secrets she's been burying bubble dangerously close to the surface, she will have to decide: Can she forgive herself, or will she risk losing everything she holds dear to her heart?

My thoughts: Karma Brown is one of those authors that can just do no wrong in my book. Her stories are powerful, pack an emotional punch and leave you with quite a bit to think about, and this latest one is no exception!

This latest story is, among other things, all about guilt - in it's many different forms. While it may not be the tearjerker of her previous books, I still think it just as emotionally powerful, bringing out all the feels. It will also make you constantly put yourself in the characters' places, asking yourself, "What if I...?"

The characters in this book are richly developed, complicated and flawed, which makes them so relatable. They are realistic in their actions, making you sympathize with them and their predicaments. You can feel the characters' vulnerabilities and desperation - it's that palpable at times. 

This story is intense and emotional and once it gets a-hold of you, it won't let up until the very end. There is much food for thought throughout this book and it's certainly one I won't be forgetting anytime soon. Karma Brown has certainly proven she is an author with staying power!!!

In This Moment  by Karma Brown is one of  BookSparks "Summer Reads" reading selection picks. 
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1 comment

  1. This is a new to me author that sounds like I need to check out.


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