Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Broken String
by Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 35
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  As seventeen-year-old Riley MacPherson rushes to the side of her brother who has been gravely injured in Iraq, she recalls their growing up years when he was her protector and best friend. Why did that relationship fall apart? She longs for a second chance to connect with her brother, not realizing that family secrets may prevent them from ever having that closeness again.


Kritters Thoughts:  A prequel to the book I am reviewing tomorrow The Silent Sister.  The Broken String centers around seventeen-year-old Riley MacPherson as she is on a plane headed to be by the side of her brother who is injured in Iraq.  While on the plane she is thinking about their childhood and the ups and downs within their family.  This novella is a collection of those thoughts.

While not completely necessary, I am glad I read this book before diving into the full novel The Silent Sister.  This book nicely sets up the family dynamics and gives an insight as to who Riley is and gives you the positive look at Riley and her brother, so that you can have more hope for him when you read The Silent Sister.  

I generally like novellas before novels, but I only like them if I know about them before I start the book, I don't tend to enjoy a prequel novella after I have read the full novel, it seems like unnecessary information at that point!

So start here before you read The Silent Sister for some background information.


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2017 Challenge: 46 out of 50


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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