Book Review: The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft


I received this ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Expected Publication: May 5, 2015 by Sourcebooks Landmark

Summary: Ronnie Farnham has decided to divorce her husband after years of struggle.  On the morning that Jeff is supposed to move out, all hell breaks loose.  In front of their two young boys, he threatens to kill himself and barricades himself in their farm store office with a shotgun.  Police are called to the scene and enter into a standoff with Jeff.  Ronnie and her boys are safely escorted off the premises and reunited with her mother and Jeff’s mother.  Over the course of the next 12 hours, Ronnie reminisces on events leading up to the break in her marriage and tries to cope with what is happening.

Review: I thought that this book was very interesting.  I like how the author moved from present to past with Ronnie remembering all of the things that had gone wrong between her and Jeff.  The story felt so real, almost like I was there experiencing everything first hand.  What a terrifying situation.  And after I finished the book I found out that the author had based this book off her own personal experience with her first husband’s suicide, it made it all the more real.  I would recommend this book to anyone who is into very dramatic, fast paced real life issues.

Four out of five stars.

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