Such Good People by Martha Whitmore Hickman

Such Good People by Martha Whitmore Hickman
Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (219 pages)
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Orchid

The Randalls are “the nice family down the street”: close-knit, resilient, facing day-to-day conflicts and gradual change, with the shared love and deep understanding that has seen them through the years.

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Then Annie dies in an unforeseeable accident—and their family’s world is turned upside down.

An average family with the last of their three children at home. They coped quite well with teenage boys, but their teenage daughter needs more understanding and attention. When the daughter dies in an accident, each member of the family finds it difficult to cope but in many different ways.

The depth of their sorrow came across very well, at times bringing tears to the eyes as I read the book. I realise that there must be some flashbacks to when the girl was alive to help the reader understand the story, but to my mind there were far too many. I found these took my attention away from the actual story, making me irritated that I couldn’t get on with what was happening instead of what had happened.

While the book will probably be helpful to those who have lost a loved one, it tends to wander. The sad scenes are very well done, but then we have the interruptions of flashbacks. Without these the story would have been much stronger.

On the whole I liked the main part of the book, the sad tale of a daughter lost and how the mother and father in particular deal with their pain, not realising their sons have their own depths of misery and self blame. Good book for those who have lost a loved one.

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