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Somewhere Close to Happy – Lia Louis

Somewhere Close to Happy
Published: June 13th 2019


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.


My Review: 

It was a bumpy start, but eventually I became intrigued with the storyline with Lizzie and Roman. There are a lot of characters thrown in that you really don’t care about. The key is what really happened for Roman to disappear. I figured some of it out pretty quickly –  I do that –  but not all. The frustrating part of this book was you get close to finding out the truth numerous times, only for it to be another lead. It’s like, come on already! But the ending was worth the wait…. Or was it? 

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