I’m super excited to share a review of The String Games by Gail Aldwin, available now!
The String Games is an exciting and original mystery/suspense read, and I’m going to do my best to avoid spoilers because this one is too much fun!
Nim and her brother, Josh, are ten and four when they travel with their family to France on holiday. Josh is kidnapped and murdered, and now Nim is an only child.
Understandably, Nim carries a heavy burden of grief for her childhood and long into adulthood. She returns to France to learn more about what happened to her brother.
But now she has to grapple with how to handle what she learns.
This book has the most creative title with multiples meanings. I think the author did an amazing job with her portrayal of Nim’s grief. It was done sensitively and honestly.
Nim has a long road to travel through grief and loss, and it’s uniquely her own. Her story is relatable and well-written. The author showed keen insight into the family dynamic after a loss such as this. I’m so grateful for my time spent holding this moving and poignant book.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
When four-year-old Josh is abducted and murdered during a family holiday in France, Nim, aged ten, becomes an only child. To cope with the tragedy, Nim reinvents herself but continues to carry a burden of unresolved grief. As an adult she returns to France determined to find out more about the circumstances of Josh’s death. How will she deal with this new information and what are the implications for her future?
Have you read The String Games, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR