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A gentle tale of family intrigue and misunderstanding.
on 30 April 2013
A tale of family intrigue, dark secrets and misunderstanding. I had empathy for the main character, Mitch, who's approaching 40 and needing closure on some painful episodes in his life. Mitch is failing and his life seems to be falling apart. What he has to figure out is whether his current problems are all of his own making or, have events from the past trigerred his meltdown. The Summer Son introduces Mitch at his lowest ebb and charts his journey as he begins to peel away layer after layer of hidden secrets in an attempt to understand his past and, maybe, become reunited with his father. Dealing with both family conflict and the hope of healing this novel has a decent mix of themes which are nicely blended.
The Summer Son isn't particularly challenging or exciting to read but; it does possess a great deal of charm and has some cleverly worked twists and turns.