Top positive review
July 25, 2018
Having read many of Ashley Farley's novels previously I wasn't quite sure what to expect reading what is her debut novel. As most readers are aware, an author's writing gets better over time. So, I made a decision to read this novel as if it were any other debut novel. I didn't have to do keep that decision.
While Ms. Farmer's writing has I proved greatly, if I hadn't known this was her first published novel, I would be writing a very similar review.
The author has a way of pulling the reader in from the beginning and keeping them engaged throughout the novel. This was true for this novel. It was engaging and often times enthralling. The characters are mainly college aged students all of which have their own flaws and some even inner demons they have to face and address at some point or another. They come from different backgrounds, very different families, and have very different support systems. Some are ready for this next step in their journey, while others struggle more. There are secrets, lies, truths, manipulation, love, and support between these individuals.
The backstory is catching and provocative. It is interesting and engaging. And the reader learns a great of from it. The storyline is realistic, honest, and truthful.
As a debut novel, it is well written, engaging, and a truly wonderful read. As an Ashley Farley novel, it won't disappoint.