Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Violet Hour by Katherine Hill

Cassandra and Abe are sailing on the San Francisco Bay with their daughter, Elizabeth, who's about to head off to Harvard. Life seems pretty good until Cassandra admits her infidelity. Abe jumps off the boat and swims to shore.

Fast forward to about ten years in the future when the family reunites for a funeral.

The book goes back and forth between the present and the past, basically dissecting Cassandra and Abe's marriage throughout the years. However, such flipping back and forth got kinda confusing, and sometimes I'd be a paragraph or two into a section still wondering if we were in the past or present.

Also, the book became dull at times. When I start flipping to the end of a book to see how many pages I have left, that's a sign that things are a bit dull. I liked the ideas behind this book, and the beginning seemed promising. There were some nice moments, but I think it could have been about 100 pages shorter.

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