How It Ends by Saskia Sarginson
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Publisher: Piatkus (Little, Brown Book Group UK)
Genres: General Fiction, Mystery
Publication Date: 2nd May 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):
“1957: Within a year of arriving at an American airbase in Suffolk, the loving, law-abiding Delaney family is destroyed. Did they know something they weren’t allowed to know? Did they find something they weren’t supposed to find? Only one girl has the courage to question what really went on behind closed doors . . .
Hedy’s journey to the truth leads her to read a manuscript that her talented twin brother had started months before he died, a story inspired by an experience in the forest surrounding the airbase perimeter. Only through deciding to finish what her brother started does Hedy begin to piece together what happened to her family.
But would she have continued if she’d known then what she knows now?
Sometimes, it’s safer not to finish what you’ve started…”
My Thoughts & Review
This was an interesting read, it started off a little slow and took time to see where this book was going but by the end everything comes together nicely by the end.
The first part of the books sets the scene and gives us the backstory of the family. The second half concentrates more on the character Hedy and her life at her uncles farm. I actually preferred the second part better.
The writing was really good, it had great scene descriptions. Although I did pick up on a few inaccuracies in some descriptions, but nothing major that affected my reading experience.
I really enjoyed the characters. Hedy was definitely my favourite out of them all. She came across as caring and loving especially towards her twin brother. I thought most of the characters were well developed to. There were a few that I didn’t really like.
All in all, an enjoyable read that will get you’re emotions working. Also after finishing the book I discovered that this book is actually based on a true story. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking mystery then this book is for you.
I haven’t read anything from this author before, but I will definitely be looking out for more books by her in the future.
I would like to thank the publishers Piatkus and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of my eARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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