All The Truth by Laura Brodie
All The Truth by Laura Brodie follows Emma and Maggie Greene. The story starts off with Maggie away on break from teaching, living in rural solitude with her husband and Maggie, who is then only five years old. Late one night, an intruder trespasses and Maggie witnesses her mother do something that changes her life forever. The story then resumes nine years later, finding Maggie living with her now divorced father in the same rural town, entering her first year of high school and some things make her confront that lone night in her past once she has an odd encounter with a math teacher.
When I first started reading All The Truth by Laura Brodie, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The book starts off slow … but boy does it pick up about 30-40 pages in. Laura does a wonderful job at capturing every emotion that the characters feel and she describes things in vivid detail so that it feels like you are experiencing everything first hand with the characters. My only complaint is that the big moment that I was waiting for toward the end of the book kind of left me hanging. Maybe I was expecting more of a confrontation? Either way, this book is incredibly sad but a great read. It was difficult reading about Maggie and her struggles but I couldn’t put the book down. Overall, a very memorable and captivating book.