This book was every single thing that I needed it to be. As someone who suffers from a mental illness I felt every part of this.
Rochelle has created likable and relatable characters in Ryan, Abby, Lauren and Juliana. A woman struggling terribly with her depression. A husband holding on for dear life trying to hard to love a wife who isn’t ready to a. get help or b. love herself. A daughter who holds some resentment towards her mom since her illness has pretty much dictated her entire life and a friend who was betrayed in the worst way by the people she loved.
So believable. Those are the best two words that I can describe. There’s love, betrayal, friendship, parenting, marriage- so many things all here. I took my time reading this soaking in every single page because I wanted to make sure that her depiction of depression wasn’t stereotypical, but rather- real. It was… at least to me.
The ending of the novel left me heartbroken, yet hopeful. Such a good read and one that I would highly recommend.
Disclosure: I received an e-copy of this book free of charge in exchange for my review from NetGalley. No other compensation was given.