Wow, wow, wow! This book is intense. It’s complicated, heartbreaking, insightful and shows what true dedicated love looks like. I was not expecting this book to turn out the way it did. When the author states to make sure you don’t read any spoilers, I now know why. I went into this book blind. I saw a teaser photo and then when it came out, I instantly bought it. The cover, the title, everything about this book is just wow! This is definitely going to be a non-spoiler review but it’s also going to be short because I don’t want to give anything away.
There are a lot of amazing characters in this book. We start out with Kady, who is twenty-nine years old. She suffers from depression and PTSD. Something bad happened to her when she was a child and it has messed with her mind. She loves to play the piano and even teaches some students from around the neighbourhood. She had a boyfriend, but she told him to pursue his education, so he left.
Yeo was that boyfriend. He left for school twelve years ago to become a doctor even though he didn’t want to go. But Kady insisted that he go or he would regret it his entire life. So that is what he did. Now he’s done and he wants Kady back. He moves back home and is determined to make her his again.
This book is about the struggles and coping methods of mental illness. It’s about friendship and love and never giving up on those you care about. Love and trust can go a long way if you let it. With such unique, amazing characters, you are thrown into this complicated story that you don’t want to get out of. Written in both Kady and Yeo’s perspectives with past and present times, you get the whole picture and nothing is left out.
Like the warnings in the description, this book is dark. It follows deep subject matter and should not be read by young readers. It also may trigger some people with dark violence of abuse, strong sexual situations and language throughout. But, if you can get over that then I highly recommend this dark tale.