The Widow’s Season – Book Review

widow's seasonThe Widow’s Season by Laura Brodie

Sarah’s husband David died three months ago in a flash flood, but his body was never found.  Then she sees him at the grocery store.  This isn’t the same as the times she’s seen other men that initially looked like him, this IS him.  His shirt, his baseball cap, him.  Over the coming weeks Sarah sees David again and again.  Is he really alive and there, is he a ghost, or is he simply a figment of Sarah’s imagination?

I really enjoyed this book.  It was hauntingly sad and poignant.  Sarah and her husband had been having troubles in their marriage for many years before his disappearance, and it was fascinating to watch her try to work through the grieving process when she wasn’t even sure exactly what she was grieving anymore.  Although I had a strong suspicion as to whether or not David was still alive, I couldn’t stop wondering and second guessing right through to the end of the book.

Lovely and enjoyable.

Buy this book from:
Powells.
A local independent bookstore via Indiebound.
Amazon.

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