Friday, May 24, 2019

The Question Authority
by Rachel Cline

Publisher: Red Hen Press
Pages: 224
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Nora Buchbinder--formerly rich and now broke--would be the last woman in Brooklyn to claim #MeToo, but when a work assignment reunites her with her childhood best friend, Beth, she finds herself in a hall of mirrors. Was their eighth grade teacher Beth's lover or her rapist? Where were the grown-ups? What should justice look like, after so much time has passed? And what can Nora do, now?

Nora's memories, and Beth's, and those of their classmates, their former teacher, and members of his family, bring to light some of the ways we absorb and manage unbearable behavior. From denial to reinvention, self-pity to self-righteousness, endless questioning to intransigent certainty, readers will recognize the ripples sent into the lives of others by one broken man.


Kritters Thoughts:  Nora never thought her work could bring up her past until she walks into work one day and a case not only feels like it is her past being revisited, but also a person from her past is connected to the case.  With some interesting twists and turns this little book packed some punch.

This was definitely an interesting read, but I think because it was on the shorter side, things felt glossed over or skipped.  I wanted more to be developed from Nora's current case.  I saw that the author was trying to make the connection, but I wanted more from the current allegations and for the connection from the past to the present to be more obvious.  I didn't feel as though the author spent enough time with the current storyline and with the case that Nora was developing.

This was a book that I liked but didn't love.  I would read another by this author but would read the synopsis and make a careful consideration.     


Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  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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