Lies, Secrets And Shattered Lives
Lives are easily shattered. The novel explores how a traumatic event can have far reaching effects. “He couldn’t stop blaming himself.” Unable to face the future except by looking through the bottom of a glass. Trauma changes lives.
Mothers are important. When mothers leave – either through choice or death – families are changed. Children need their mothers. Husbands need their wives. A mother is the glue that holds the family together.
Life can be cruel. Cancer robs us of our loved ones. Sometimes even before death as their personalities change. It is hard to watch as they slowly slip away.
The world sees one face but people are different behind closed doors. “The world was full of people hiding their true identities.” Many people are nursing secrets.
There is power in prayer. “If you pray… pray. If you don’t, you might want to start.” Many turn to prayer in a crisis. For others it is a default setting.
Chasing Symmetry’s plotline was well thought out and cleverly constructed. The ending was jaw dropping. I did not see it coming but was totally brilliant. I was engrossed and guessing throughout.
The characters were well drawn and realistic with their unique strengths and weaknesses. The main characters were very likable.
Chasing Symmetry is a brilliant read. It would translate perfectly into a movie. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
I won a copy from The Book Gobbler.