I’ve been a fan of Suzanne Redfearn‘s ever since I read her books Hush Little Baby and No Ordinary Life several years ago. She is a gifted author who writes well-rounded characters and sets them within stories that are poignant, engaging and thought-provoking.
In her upcoming book, In An Instant, Redfearn focuses her story on a horrific accident and how its aftermath affects a family and their close friends. The story is told from the point of view of a teenage girl named Finn, with the first third of the book focusing on the car accident and the bulk of the book tackling the aftermath. Redfearn pulls out all the stops in this emotional book that shows the different ways people deal with grief and fear – their choices, their sacrifices and how they find the strength to move on. Some scenes will shock you; others will have you grabbing a Kleenex, but all will give you food for thought.
This is an emotional, powerful and insightful story that should not be missed. Emotions are kept high throughout and the characters are easy to connect with while the compelling issues will keep readers riveted until the final pages.
Put this book on your Spring 2020 ‘must-read’ list and look for it here at WPL at the beginning of March.
Note: Please ensure you read the author’s note at the end of the book. In it, she reveals the personal experience that influenced the writing of this book.
— Laurie P.