The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft May 5th

Hang on to your seats for this one, it sucked me in and kept me glued to the page, I put off lunch, I ignored the phone and my email and the world until I was done.  The Far End of Happy tells the story of Ronnie and her husband Jeff who were once so in love other couples envied them, but some how they have grown apart and while Jeff still loves her dearly he can’t figure out how to reconnect them.  The fact that he has plunged them into massive debt that Ronnie new nothing about does not help matters any.  The fact that Ronnie works days and Jeff works nights does not help matters and Jeff’s increasing drinking push matters to their limits.  On the day Jeff is supposed to move out he comes home drunk and when Ronnie and her sons call 911 scared for his safety things move quickly in directions Ronnie never wanted to go.  Told hour by hour in the present day as well as though memories the narrative is tense and gripping, the characters feel like they could be your neighbors, and the moments tick by as the pages turn.

 

far end of happy cover

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