This one had been on my TBR list for a while and it finally went on sale for $1.99 on Amazon. SCORE! I picked it up and started reading right away. At first, it felt weird reading this so close to We Need to Talk About Kevin. They are both about school shootings and they both go into the time before the shootings happen. This book starts off with the happy couple finding out that they are pregnant. The wife makes more than the husband, so it is decided that he will be a stay at home dad. Initially I was concerned that this was going to become self absorbed and get caught up in the father's life.... It doesn't.
I loved this book because it takes nothing for granted. Nothing is quite what it seems and yet the characters of Simon and Jake are especially well developed. The author does a fantastic job of just revealing a little at a time. We know that there has been a school shooting. We know that the police are looking for Jake.
That's all I'm going to say because I don't want to ruin this wonderful book for you! I am so glad I read it. I HIGHLY recommend it. 5 out o5 stars
To the author, I just want to say thank you for creating a character like Jake. Too often people jump to the wrong conclusions. You book showed how easy that is to do and how very wrong a person can be. I loved your book.