top of page

Review: Every Time You Go Away

Title: Every Time You Go Away

Author: Beth Harbison

Release Date: July 2018

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Synopsis: In New York Times bestselling author Beth Harbison's most emotional novel ever, a fractured family must come together at a beach house haunted by the past.

Willa has never fully recovered from the sudden death of her husband, Ben. She became an absent mother to her young son, Jamie, unable to comfort him while reeling from her own grief.

Now, years after Ben’s death, Willa finally decides to return to the beach house where he passed. It’s time to move on and put the Ocean City, Maryland house on the market.

When Willa arrives, the house is in worse shape than she could have imagined, and the memories of her time with Ben are overwhelming. They met at this house and she sees him around every corner. Literally. Ben’s ghost keeps reappearing, trying to start conversations with Willa. And she can’t help talking back.

To protect her sanity, Willa enlists Jamie, her best friend Kristin, and Kristin’s daughter Kelsey to join her for one last summer at the beach. As they explore their old haunts, buried feelings come to the surface, Jamie and Kelsey rekindle their childhood friendship, and Willa searches for the chance to finally say goodbye to her husband and to reconnect with her son.

Every Time You Go Away is a heartfelt, emotional story about healing a tragic loss, letting go, and coming together as a family.

My Review: Weirdly the description on Netgalley and the description on Goodreads don’t currently match so I’m not certain if the book will be different than the one I read of if they just haven’t updated the description. The one above is the one I read though. This book was a little bit too sad for me. I was expecting sad, but in smaller doses and I think it could have really used a dose of humor every now and then. I usually like paranormal aspects but this one was a little too melancholy. I still enjoyed the book though and the house renovation part was interesting.

*I received this book from St. Martins Press in exchange for an honest review*

#everytimeyougoaway #beneaththesurfacebookreview #review #stmartinspress #womensfiction #bethharbison

bottom of page