Sunday, September 4, 2011
The Year of the Fog by Michelle Richmond
Life changes in an instant. On a foggy beach. In the seconds when Abby Mason—photographer, fiancée soon-to-be-stepmother—looks into her camera and commits her greatest error. Heartbreaking, uplifting, and beautifully told, here is the riveting tale of a family torn apart, of the search for the truth behind a child’s disappearance, and of one woman’s unwavering faith in the redemptive power of love—all made startlingly fresh through Michelle Richmond’s incandescent sensitivity and extraordinary insight.
Six-year-old Emma vanished into the thick San Francisco fog. Or into the heaving Pacific. Or somewhere just beyond: to a parking lot, a stranger’s van, or a road with traffic flashing by. Devastated by guilt, haunted by her fears about becoming a stepmother, Abby refuses to believe that Emma is dead. And so she searches for clues about what happened that morning—and cannot stop the flood of memories reaching from her own childhood to illuminate that irreversible moment on the beach.
Now, as the days drag into weeks, as the police lose interest and fliers fade on telephone poles, Emma’s father finds solace in religion and scientific probability—but Abby can only wander the beaches and city streets, attempting to recover the past and the little girl she lost.
Book was about a disappearance and possible abduction of a little girl. This is a parent's worst nightmare! I can not imagine the feeling "Abby" and "Jake" (the two main characters) go through.
Magnificent book! I could not put it down! I love the page turner writing ability Richmond used. Every moment I was reading she had me guessing what would happen. I did not guess the ending at all! Completely surprised! Highly recommended! Author should be listed among the best authors of all time such as Jodi Picoult, Wally Lamb, and others!
5 out of 5 stars!
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 7:57 PM