Friday, April 15, 2016
What's Broken Between Us, by Alexis Bass
The story is a bit slow to start and it ends in a maddeningly inconclusive way. In between, it suffers from an overabundance of characters and storylines. But it is nonetheless outstanding for its subtlety and complexity. That the conclusion leaves much unsolved is an acknowledgement of the complicated emotions portrayed within. The overall effect is dreary and not particularly affirming, but I found it realistic. Amanda's character, despite her infidelity, is sympathetic and believable as she lies trapped in her attempts to "fix" the people around her to no avail.