I loved the cover on this books. It’s one of the primary reasons I picked it up when I was wondering the library. The book itself actually contains a really good story!
The plot focuses on a small family of three: Helen, wife and mother, Ben husband and father and Sarah, adopted daughter.
Things are not good between Ben and Helen. They are seeing a therapist and it doesn’t seem to be helping. Ben is struggling to realise how this is his life. This boring suburban nightmare.
So he does something stupid. It starts with an obsession with a summer intern at work and ends in a sexual harassment charge, being sued and divorce.
Now Helen has to put herself back together again. Find a job, start a new life with Sarah and work out who she is. She finds a niche in PR. She convinces wrong doers to apologise to the public and gain their redemption.
While work flourishes her life begins to fall apart. Culminating in helping an old friend, now a movie star, when he gets into trouble. Leading her to unexpected places, and perhaps, redemption of her own.
I actually enjoyed this book. I wasn’t sure I was going to. It didn’t really sound like my kind of book but I wanted to give it a try.
The story was really interesting. I liked all the characters and their development throughout the book. I enjoyed the setting and storyline. I also liked the ending. This was a snippet of life. We see an insight of a couple of month’s in their lives and that’s how it ended.
No miraculous reconciliation. No whirlwind romance. Just reality. Just a hint of a may be future where everything might be ok. It was this ending that really endeared me to the book.
Overall, I’m really glad I picked this up and I definitely recommend it!
Get your copy here: A Thousand Pardons by Jonathon Dee
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