The Winters In Bloom
Oct 31, 2011
Author: Lisa Tucker
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (September 13, 2011)
First off I just want to mention....what a beautiful book cover - such a pretty addition to my bookshelf!
Okay, pretty praise over... on to the story itself!
This is a somewhat (at times) convoluted tale of David and Kyra - two incredibly overprotective parents - and Michael - their 5 year old son who disappears one day.
I say that it's somewhat convoluted because even though I actually did find each and every character of interest to me and wanted to learn more, the book takes in-depth looks at the younger lives of everyone in the story at different times with a lot of hopping around from present to past. So if you're not completely paying attention you find yourself backtracking a little to get back on course.
The story's aim is to show you how David and Kyra's past led them to the state of over-protectiveness they show Michael and why they believe they know who may have taken him.
It's a long road to explaining why they feel they don't deserve Michael and why they also don't act overly surprised when such a trauma occurs in their lives - in the back of their minds they've always expected it.
There are a lot of secrets in this book, along with deep feelings of abandonment by all - practically every character in this book has had a parent simply walk out of their lives.
It wraps and weaves around the main story, and you have to pay attention while reading...............but it's worth it. I was invested in the characters from the first chapter.