Guide Evaluation: WHAT COULD BE SAVED (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz
Style: Historic Fiction
Forty years after Laura’s brother, Philip, went lacking in Thailand at solely eight years outdated, Laura locates him alive and nicely. Is it actually him, and if that’s the case, the place has he been all this time?
Alternating between 1972 Thailand and current day (2019) Washington DC, What May Be Saved is a few rich, American household residing in Thailand as a result of the daddy, Robert, is working as an intelligence agent throughout the Vietnam Battle. The household was solely presupposed to be there a yr, however 4 years later, his spouse, Genevieve, is extraordinarily homesick and engages in a bootleg affair with Robert’s boss.
Did their actions result in the disappearance of their solely son, Philip? Because the story progresses, increasingly particulars about Philip’s disappearance are slowly revealed. Regardless that the story was at occasions heartbreaking and unhappy, it ends on a hopeful observe, and I might advocate it for followers of historic fiction and/or household drama.
“My life hasn’t been nugatory, simply because it wasn’t the life I might have had.”
Location: 2019 Washington DC and 1972 Bangkok, Thailand
I obtained an advance copy of this e-book. All opinions are my very own.