Review: HEATHER, THE TOTALITY by Matthew Weiner

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Thank you so much to Little, Brown and Company for providing my free copy – all opinions are my own.

“She was radiant with life, even when she was alone, or thought she was.”

My Review:

Mark and Karen Breakstone met and married at age 40 so when they had a daughter, Heather, she became the center of their universe. They live in an upscale neighborhood and appear to have it all. As Heather grows up, things start to shift and her relationship with her parents changes.

In a parallel storyline, Bobby Klasky is introduced. His life is absolutely nothing like Heather’s, as he lives in a rough neighborhood with an addict mother and finds trouble easily. When he crosses paths with the Breakstone family, terrible problems ensue.

This is one of the shortest books I’ve read but it had a quite an impact. I enjoyed the writing style and found it dark and intense. The entire time I was reading it I was trying to figure out where the story would go. How will it end? Luckily, I didn’t have too much time to think about it. But once I finished, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

I rate this book 4 / 5 stars!

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