Wednesday, June 8, 2016

On My Nightstand - Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman

After Kelli Huddleston's father and stepmother die, she discovers the story of how her biological mother and siblings died in a fire was a total fabrication. She embarks on a search for her true identity.

Yet, she struggles with the repercussions. Will digging up the past wreck her future and wound those who were abandoned by the one person she loved and trusted her whole life?

This story started off a bit slowly for me, but I stayed with it. After all, this was billed as "Contemporary Fiction," not suspense. It soon engaged me, and I enjoyed the plot and characters.

Kelli and her boss, Kenmore, were my favorite characters. He acted as a mentor of sorts, but also grew and opened to new ways of doing things as a result of their friendship. Beth, the overzealous friend, pushed Kelli to face her fears, but I did find her annoying at times. The element of romance added an interesting complication to Kelli's dilemma.

Overall, this was a fascinating story and worth the investment of time. I'm giving this book 4 Stars.

Writers and Readers: Do you enjoy reading Contemporary Fiction? Please share.

1 comment:

Lynn J Simpson said...

Contemporary fiction is my main choice for fiction actually! So a Yes for me. Even in the first few lines of your post, I knew this was a book that I could see myself reading!