Friday, January 13, 2017

Review ~ Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone

Title: Evelyn, After 
Author: Victoria Helen Stone
Copyright: 2016
Type:  fiction
Pages: 247

Reason for Reading
It was a book that was free on amazon that looked pretty good

Evelyn Tester is sleepwalking through her suburban life—until a late-night phone call startles her awake. Her husband, a prestigious psychiatrist, has been in an accident. And he isn’t alone.

Suddenly Evelyn’s world isn’t as tidy as she thought. And in the midst of it all is Juliette, not only her husband’s secret lover but also his patient. If news of the affair were to get out, it would ruin more than just Evelyn’s marriage. Although it’s a bitter pill for Evelyn to swallow, protecting her family means staying silent—even if, as she begins to discover, the night of the accident has consequences far more dangerous than the unmasking of an affair.

But the more Evelyn learns about Juliette’s picture-perfect life—complete with a handsome, unsuspecting husband—the more she yearns for revenge…and satisfaction. Her growing obsession fuels her rage, burning away her complacency. What will be left of her after it flames out?

The Problems:
1.      From just personal life experience I didn’t like how Evelyn at first handled her life situation with Juliette’s unsuspecting husband however, I did think the author handled well.
2.      At one time I thought that the book almost dragged it out too long
3.      It can be triggering for those who might have past experiences with it.

The Wins:
1.      The author went through the ringer with the main character and man oh man did she ever put Evelyn through it. She did however handle those delicate moments well.
2.      I think that the growth of the character was fantastic and I enjoyed watching her go through the pain and the heartache to see what she would become at the end and it was satisfying.
3.      The pain was almost too much yet it was just enough to make you hurt with the character yet then love the character and root for the character and celebrate when she had a success of any kind.

Goodreads Grade: 4 out of 5 stars

Would you recommend this book to others? I was pleasantly surprised by this book. There were times I wanted to shake Evelyn and I didn’t like her decisions but I did enjoy how the author handled it.

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