I am most certainly in #teamhideaway. As a #bookreviewer I love to sit down in a quiet corner, open up a brand new book ( yes book) and get into the moment.
I have read @MJonathanLee previous book “Broken Branches” and loved that, #driftstumblefall has lots more, who would have thought one could be gripped any more than he gripped me before!!
This is such a realistic book and thought provoking its an emotional story of not realising what you could have done until it is much too late. It’s a story of family loss and feelings of annoyance.
Some of the characters I liked in this book, others really annoyed me, but that’s good in a book it just proves what a good writer M Jonathan Lee is.
Drift Stumble Fall is one of those books that will stay with me for some time.
I rate this book 5/5
About the Book
Richard feels trapped in his hectic life of commitment and responsibility. From the daily mayhem of having young children, an exhausted wife and pushy in-laws who frequently outstay their welcome, Richards existence fills him with panic and resentment. The only place he can escape the dark cloud descending upon him is the bathroom, where he hides for hours on end, door locked, wondering how on earth he can escape.
Often staring out of his window, Richard enviously observes the tranquil life of Bill, his neighbour living in the bungalow across the road. From the outside, Bills world appears filled with comfort and peace. Yet underneath the apparent domestic bliss of both lives are lies, secrets, imperfections, sadness and suffering far greater than either could have imagined. Beneath the surface, a family tragedy has left Bill frozen in time and unable to move on. As he waits for a daughter who may never return, Bill watches Richards bustling family life and yearns for the joy it brings. As the two men watch each other from afar, it soon becomes apparent that other peoples lives are not always what they seem.