Review: The Big Finish
Title:The Big Finish
Author: Brooke Fossey
Release Date: April 14, 2020
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: Meet Duffy, an old curmudgeon who lives in an assisted living home.Meet Josie, a desperate young woman who climbs through his window.Together, they’re going to learn it’s never too late—or too early—to change your ways.For Duffy Sinclair, life boils down to one simple thing: maintaining his residence at the idyllic Centennial Assisted Living. Without it, he’s destined for the roach-infested nursing home down the road—and after wasting the first eighty-eight years of his life, he refuses to waste away for the rest. So, he keeps his shenanigans to the bare minimum with the help of his straight-laced best friend and roommate, Carl Upton.But when Carl’s granddaughter Josie climbs through their bedroom window with booze on her breath and a black eye, Duffy’s faced with trouble that’s sticking around and hard to hide—from Centennial’s management and Josie’s toxic boyfriend. Before he knows it, he’s running a covert operation that includes hitchhiking and barhopping.He might as well write himself a one-way ticket to the nursing home…or the morgue. Yet Duffy’s all in. Because thanks to an unlikely friendship that becomes fast family—his life doesn’t boil down the same anymore. Not when he finally has a chance to leave a legacy.In a funny, insightful, and life-affirming debut, Brooke Fossey delivers an unflinching look at growing old, living large, and loving big, as told by a wise-cracking man who didn’t see any of it coming.
My Review: I was pretty excited for this and while it was a good heartfelt read, it was a whole lot less lighthearted than I was expecting and I felt a bit let down because of that. The story was a bit melodramatic at times and felt a bit overdone. There were still some really great things about the book, such as the friendship between Duffy and Carl and how well done all of the characters were. Overall it was a good read, just not what I was expecting.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*