A Deeply Moving Story Of Carrying On Even When It Seems Impossible Life Is Over In An Instant For Sixteen Year Old Finn Miller When A Devastating Car Accident Tumbles Her And Ten Others Over The Side Of A Mountain Suspended Between Worlds, She Watches Helplessly As Those She Loves Struggle To SurviveImpossible Choices Are Made, Decisions That Leave The Survivors Tormented With Grief And Regret Unable To Let Go, Finn Keeps Vigil As They Struggle To Reclaim Their Shattered Lives Jack, Her Father, Who Seeks Vengeance Against The One Person He Can Blame Other Than Himself Her Best Friend, Mo, Who Bravely Searches For The Truth As The Story Of Their Survival Is Rewritten Her Sister Chloe, Who Knows Finn Lingers And Yearns To Join Her And Her Mother, Ann, Who Saved Them All But Is Haunted By Her Decisions Finn Needs To Move On, But How Can She With Her Family Still In Pieces Heartrending Yet Ultimately Redemptive, In An Instant Is A Story About The Power Of Love, The Meaning Of Family, And Carrying On Even When It Seems Impossible Holy cow I just cried for 4 hours Tears dropped down as I continued to read this book I wanted to take a break but I couldn t I had to keep reading I don t want to say too much because I don t want to give anything away But I loved The writing, the story, the characters First thing in my list is to see if this author wrote anything else This book was sad, it was sweet, it made you think Oh, and in case you haven t figured it out yet, I loved it I want to thank the publisher and netgalley for an advance copy This didn t affect my review, which I can prove by my red nose. Moving, poignant, and ultimately redemptive, In an Instant is an unforgettable tale about grief, mortality, and what it means to be human I really don t want to say too much about this story, because it would be a grave sin to ruin a perfectly wonderful reading experience for those wishing to pick up the book, but I ll say this I cried, I sobbed, and I couldn t put this book down Seriously, I read it in a single sitting This is a book I won t soon forget, and as a daddy s girl myself, I most intensely related to Finn and Jack s arc sobs somePlease do yourself a favor and get your hands on this book as soon as physically possible This is my first read by the author but certainly won t be my lastMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley. In an Instant.thank goodness I had tissues on hand.In an Instant, lives are changed forever Sixteen year old Finn is dead after a tragic car accident Finn keeps vigil, watching as those she loves struggle to survive and move on with their lives.Add me to the list of people who sat down and read this book in one day Whew I won t tell you anything else about the book except that it is a moving, thought provoking look at what loss does to an individual and to a family The choices and sacrifices people make to survive The tears shed and the grief that comes after tragedy For me this was a tearjerker I didn t want to put this book down as I wanted to know what would happen next How these people and families would cope This is also a character study on human nature what will people do to survive Will they go against their nature or will their true nature be shown When ordinary people are put in extraordinary situations, what choices will they make Grab some tissues and a comfy spot to read as this is absorbing, emotional, engrossing, moving, and thought provoking It is well written, and nothing felt rushed or drawn out Don t stop reading when the book ends, the Author s note is informative and tells of her own childhood story of survival.Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own. A tight nit family along with a few friends go on their annual trip to a secluded cabin that has been passed down for generations Along the way, they swerve to miss hitting a deer This instant changes their lives forever and their camper falls below the guardrails on the side of a mountain into the snow Finn, a sixteen year old, is immediately dead, but does not pass through to her next world She continues to watch her family through survival, rescue, guilt, and grief.The chapters are short and there are a total of 94 chapters The first 14% ch.1 5 of the story were the days leading up to their trip before the accident occurs When the accident hit, it really picked up I couldn t read fast enough There is a huge omg moment that happens while they are fighting for survival I was astounded, angry, and my jaw dropped when this happened.At 38 % the rescue is complete but not all survive Meaning only 14 38% or ch 6 35 of the novel was their survival story, the rest is what happens after they get back home From this point on the family is drowning in blame, grief, and hate Guilt radiates the life and relationships of those who survived and a secret is kept about that fateful night This is the bulk and focus of the story, so for most of the story it is not very happy.Paranormal aspect The narrator is dead and narrates all of the story for the family characters She watches them while lingering in limbo They cannot see her, but she talks to them in their dreams Towards the end this narration style got repetitive.There is some minor mundane stuff that happens like watching baseball games, rescuing kittens to help them get through their grief There were hard parts to get through, but there were also cheesy parts Overall, I really enjoyed it though I would definitely classify this as a young adult novel There is cussing and sex, but not the sexy details The ending Author s Note is a must read which explains the real story that inspired this fictional novel Solid 4 stars.
www.SuzanneRedfearn.com, on Facebook at SuzanneRedfearnAuthor, or on Twitter SuzanneRedfearn.
- Kindle Edition
- 326 pages
- In an Instant
- Suzanne Redfearn
- 08 October 2019 Suzanne Redfearn