Review: Broken Branches
Title: Broken Branches
Author: M. Jonathan Lee
Release Date: July 27, 2017
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 'Family curses don't exist. Sure, some families seem to suffer more pain than others, but a curse? An actual curse? I don't think so.' A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, it seems yet more grief might befall the family. There is still time to act, but that means Ian must face the uncomfortable truth about his past. And in doing so, he must uncover the truth behind the supposed family curse.
My Review: This book was not at all when I was expecting when I opened it. The synopsis leads you to believe that the story is about a family curse and unravelling the truth behind that. The main character suffers a tragedy and as a result moves back home into the house he grew up in. The story, which is set in the countryside in a lovely cottage, jumps between the past and the present, to tell Ian’s story. Both his childhood and the life he is living now. This isn’t about a family curse though. It’s about mental health, family tragedies and the ways we learn to cope with these things. The writing flowed well and was very descriptive. The setting was creepy and haunting. The book wasn’t really my cup of tea but it was still a good read!
*I received this book from Hideaway Falls in exchange for an honest review*