Review: Every Last One

Why I picked it: I was visiting the library and saw an audio copy sitting on the shelf - after hearing so many people talk about this book this summer I had to read it.

Synopsis:  Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenaged children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor.  Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount.  And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterwards is a testament to the power of a woman’s love and determination, and to the invisible line of hope and healing that connects one human being with another.

Every Last One is a novel about facing every last one of the the things we fear most, about finding ways to navigate a road we never intended to travel, to live a life we never dreamed we’d have to live but must be brave enough to try.

Type: Fiction

Quick Take: Recommend - This is a story of how a mother copes through day to day life, she is married, has three teenagers and owns a landscaping business. She's tired, trying to stay connected to her kids and be ahead of anything 'bad' that can happen until life hands her a situation no one can plan for.

If you are going to read this book I will tell you to give it time. The story progresses slowly and with a lot of detail. It's important to the story though once you get close to half way through when something tragic happens to the family.

Source: Library (audio)