Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ally Malinenko's THIS IS SARAH

From Goodreads:

When Colin Leventhal leaned out his bedroom window on the night of May 12th and said goodbye to his girlfriend, he never expected it would be forever. But when Sarah Evans goes missing that night, Colin's world unravels as he transforms from the boyfriend next door to the main police suspect. Then one year later, at her memorial service, Colin makes a phone call that changes everything. Is it possible that Sarah is still alive? And if so how can he bring her back? 

As Colin struggles with this possibility, across the street, Sarah’s little sister, Claire learns how to navigate the strange new landscape of life without her sister. While her parents fall apart, Claire remains determined to keep going even if it kills her. 

THIS IS SARAH serves as a meditation on loss, love and what it means to say goodbye. 

I was contacted by the author for an honest review of this book. Before accepting, I downloaded a free sample on amazon and read that. When I liked it, I agreed to the review.

I've only heard the first ep of Serial, but I couldn't help but draw some comparisons, so if that's your thing, give it a try! 

I was instantly drawn in and had to know where the story was going. It was fascinating to read a book from the POVs of people who are left behind when someone disappears/is kidnapped/runs away/etc. At the same time, I'm sort of a wimp with stories about missing people, and I didn't have troubles with this one at all. I loved Colin and felt so sad for him.