13 February 2016

Unbecoming; Jenny Downham

UnbecomingUnbecoming by Jenny Downham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There are no real surprises or twists here, just a great description of a woman's descent into Alzheimer's (Mary's flashes of memory and clarity while the rest is fog were compelling) and ordinary family angst stuff. My biggest problem was that there was one too many issues: Mary's Alzheimer's... Caroline's anger at Mary, her ex and 'past self'... Katie's coming out... Chris' learning issues and missing his father. That may be why there are no surprises, or it may be that the author felt that each character needed something special to make them compelling. It didn't really work for me.

ARC provided by publisher.

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