Book Review: Laura Moriarty’s The Rest of Her Life.


Thanks to the MiniBookExpo for Bloggers, I got my hands on a copy of Laura Moriarty’s The Rest of Her Life.

This is the best book that I’ve read in a long time. Laura Moriarty isn’t an author that I’d ever heard of but I’m now going to keep an eye out for her books. This is an author that knows how to create realistic and authentic characters. The main character of this book is a bit of an anti-heroine. I felt that if I had known her in person, I wouldn’t have liked her, but I still felt bad for her.

The fact that I even thought about her as a real person, is a real testament of Moriarty’s writing. It’s difficult to create realistic characters, and the fact that she could do it is very promising.

The book itself is about a mother who is learning to show her love for her daughter. It’s a timeless story, to be sure, but it’s complicated by the fact that the daughter has just killed someone because of careless driving. The mother is on the daughter’s side, but getting her to understand this is a difficult task.

The book’s characters really draw you in and you feel for everyone in the novel. This book is now on bookstore shelves everywhere, so if you get a chance, pick it up. I enjoyed reading it a lot, and finished it in one weekend.

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1 Response to Book Review: Laura Moriarty’s The Rest of Her Life.

  1. Hanneri says:

    Thanx for this review. It looks like a great read. I just checked our library catalogue and it seems as if L Moriarty has written a number of crime/policing books. I hope our library gets a copy of this novel soon.

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