I recently received a 2-star review, but rather than drown my sorrows in chocolate or stomp around the house, I wrote an essay to address the main issue - that the story was too depressing.
Tragic novels and plays have existed since the moment people started to tell each other stories. But, why do we need depressing books anyway?
The descriptions, the dialogue, the close attention to the crumbling inner life of a woman at her lowest point; all are present in force in this moving, heartbreaking tale about the maternal strength necessary to save, and reclaim, a child.
A dark, gripping novel that kept me reading late into the night. A tense and compelling read.
A heart-wrenching, thought-provoking, anger-inducing, and painfully moving novel that resonates far beyond the final page.
You’ll really feel for the main character who has all the odds stacked against her. It’s so unfair. Domestic abuse is a scourge on society and Gracie’s story is universal. Each one of us knows a Gracie.