Monday, September 16, 2013

Tear You Apart

Book: Tear You Apart
Author: Megan Hart

Review: Elisabeth is in her mid-40's and has been married for 20+ years to a man who is always out of town traveling. Her twin daughters are away at college and she works for her friend Naveen in an art gallery. She is seemingly content until she meets Will, a photographer, one night. Although she's never cheated on her husband, she commences an affair. 

"You never know how thirty you are until someone offers you a drink."

Wow. This book is raw and emotional. I didn't so much as 'love it' as felt like I was 'experiencing it.' It wasn't a fun read but a heartbreaking one. I was not exactly rooting for Elisabeth but I could relate to her. If you are looking for a happily ever after, this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a brutally honest look at a relationship and how they change as we have children, age and grow apart, give this a try. Hart is an excellent writer and crafts characters that are believable. Another unique thing about this book is that Elisabeth has synesthesia, a neurological condition where she tastes and smells voices and objects. I can say this is the first book where a character has this condition, it definitely provided another layer of descriptions for this. 


Grade: 4.5/5

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