Thursday, March 3, 2016

Review: Baggage by SG Redling

by SG Redling

Publisher: Thomas Mercer
Pages: 229
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Over the years, terrible things keep happening to Anna Ray on February 17. First, there was the childhood trauma she’s never been able to speak about. Then, to her horror, her husband killed himself on that date.

A year later and a thousand miles away, Anna tries to find solace in the fresh start of a new job in a new place. She takes comfort in her outspoken cousin Jeannie, the confidant and best friend who’s there whenever she needs help. On the day of the dreaded anniversary, Anna and Jeannie hit the town, planning to ease the pain with an alcohol-induced stupor and then sleep.…

When Anna awakes the next morning, she thinks she can put one more February 17 behind her, but fate is about to intervene in the form of two gruesome murders with eerie similarities to her violent past. This time, however, she won’t be an abandoned daughter or a grieving widow. This time, she’ll be a suspect.

Kritters Thoughts:  What is the most that can happen to one person in one life?  Read this book and you will think your life is boring.  Yes this is fiction, but this character has way too much in her short lifetime that as a reader I just kept shaking my head!

As a young girl, her father is killed and although the reader doesn't know all the circumstances at the beginning, they slowly eek out.  Then years later her husband commits suicide on a memorable day and a year later she is trying to put the pieces back together and big things happen at her new place of work and she must live through another tragedy.

This short book packed a punch and it was quite the wild ride.  It was that unique time where I had to remind myself I was reading fiction where things can be bigger than real life and reality should be suspended, so if all of those things are ok with you, pick this one up.

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

Ebook 2016 Challenge:  5 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Wunderkind PR.  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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