Somewhere Close to Happy


Lizzie James is happy. She has a steady office job (with a steady stream of snacks), has had the same best friend since school, and she sees her family every Thursday night for take-away and trashy TV. Lizzie likes her uncomplicated life. Then a letter arrives one day from her first love, Roman. A letter dated the day he disappeared, 12 years before. As Lizzie uncovers the secrets of the letter, she discovers what really happened the year her life fell apart – and all avenues lead back to Roman. Lizzie James thought she was happy, or somewhere close to happy, anyway. Now she’s not so sure.


Tara's Review: 

It was a bumpy start to get into this book, but eventually I became intrigued with the storyline with Lizzie and Roman. There are a lot of characters thrown in, ones you really don’t care that much about. And some you want to know more about (granddad!) The key to the story is what really happened for Roman to disappear. I figured some of it out pretty quickly –  I do that –  but not all which I appreciated. The frustrating part of this book was you get so close to finding out the truth numerous times, only for it to be another lead. It was like, come on already! But that's great, right? It keeps you hooked, keeps you going. The ending was worth the wait…. Or was it? 

Publisher: Book Review

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