FTWT – Hubert Writes for the Glory

A thoughtful contribution to Simply 6! It made me stop and think about perspective! Thanks for participating!

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“Yesterday was Tuesday, I think. That means it has to be Wednesday. Which means the day after will be Thursday, but if I close my eyes for a second it will be Tuesday again. Then Wednesday. Then the month will be over. Then the year.

Yesterday I was in high school. Now today I have 2 or 3 kids and they all look like me. They each have their own personalities, but are still young enough to see me as their father, a symbol, something above. But tomorrow they will be gone. Hardly a phone call. They will have their own lives.

Naturally, I want to slow things down a bit. But at the same time, it’s nice that things run on a thread. At least I’m not immortal. At least things don’t drag on and on. But I wish what little time I had had more meaning. I wish…

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Gathering Dark: Book Review

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Gathering Dark by Candice Fox is a fast paced, keeps-you-guessing, suspense thriller featuring a main character who has been put into the worst scenario possible and who is now trying to deal with it and get her life back. Then the other main character is a cop who is also put in a bad situation, but her situation just keeps getting worse.  

Blair was going to be a new mother when she was convicted of murdering her neighbor.  
Jessica is the cop who put Blair away ten years ago for the murder. Now, Jessica is being questioned by her coworkers but also begins questioning herself in Blair’s murder case. Had she jumped for a conviction without really looking at the evidence? Is she just looking for false clues to make herself feel justified? There are many other players in both women’s lives and some of them are more powerful than others. With each new chapter you are brought closer to these women, but your understanding of the truth gets more skewed. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was a slow read at the beginning trying to organize who is who, as the chapters alternate between Blair and Jessica. Although the plot seems somewhat predictable, the author has thrown in enough loops to make you question who is really at fault here. I would recommend this book to readers who like reading about the twists and turns of truth and suspense.