17 January 2015

Our Endless Numbered Days; Claire Fuller

Our Endless Numbered DaysOur Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one bizarre book, one that will appeal to anyone who read and loved Room or the upcoming Descent. Instead of a stranger kidnapping a child, it's a father - clearly mentally ill - taking his daughter away to a remote cabin for a "vacation" in Germany that turns into a several years long stint as the only two survivors of a global disaster. The problem is, there was no disaster.

We know this because part of the book is told in flashback, as Peggy thinks back to her time in die Hütte after returning to her mother and England. How Peggy eventually escapes may surprise readers more than why.

There's a lot here that is left out, and those omissions actually work in the book's favor. This is Peggy's story and reads that way.

ARC provided by publisher.

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