Wholly unexpected and oh so Fabulous!
First, let me say that this was not on my radar and all. I had absolutely no plans at all to grab this until Kaceey convinced me to do so. I must, therefore say a huge thank you to her as this fantastic character driven fiction and garnered a great discussion between the two of us.
Cooper and his daughter Finch live off the grid and have done so for years. Isolated in a remote cabin in the Appalachian woods, their life is about survival, sacrifice and deep, fierce love. At eight years old, Finch is only now beginning to question their way of life and want for more. Cooper however is desperate to protect his daughter from the outside world and from the sins of his past.
To say that this book gutted me is an understatement. I was unprepared for the impact it would have. I adored all of the characters in this novel equally and was stunned by the writing. Kim Cunningham Grant, I am now a big fan of yours.
A fantastic buddy read with Kaceey!
Thank you to NetGalley and Minotaur Books for the arc.
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You’ve probably noticed all the five-star reviews for this book by now. And naturally, you’re wondering…does it really live up to all that hype?
One word. YES! It deserves all the stars and praise it’s been receiving.
How far would you go to protect your family?
Cooper, a decorated Army Ranger had difficulty readjusting to civilian life once back home stateside. Suffering from PTSD, he managed his day to day struggles by putting one foot in front of the other, hoping to keep the nightmares at bay.
Cooper has been raising his daughter Finch in a remote mountain cabin. More or less an island of two, managing to shut the outside world out for 8 years. So secluded, only two people are aware of them at all. The nosy neighbor Scotland, who Cooper can’t bring himself to trust. And Jake, Cooper’s best friend and war buddy who brings them supplies on the same day each year. This year, Jake didn’t show up. But someone else did…
Now Copper’s private world is at risk.
Can Cooper keep Finch safe? Or are all his secrets about to be exposed.
WOW! What an incredibly thought provoking book about love, family, friendship and sacrifice. I adored Cooper and his desperate struggles to be a good man while fighting back his military demons. And Finch stole my heart in her innocence and wonder.
Beautifully written. I highly recommend.
A buddy read with Susanne.
Thank you to Goodreads and Minotaur Books