This is the second month that my Book Club is trying multiple books. Last month we had 3 options and that was just too much so this month we narrowed it down to 2 books. We all voted for 1 main book and then the runner-up is the “back up book”. One that we can choose to read if we finish the first one. The main book for October was The Girls by Emma Cline. A Family Affair was the other most voted for choice. One of the members said she had read the whole series (13 books in all) and that it was really good. Here’s what the description on Mary Campisi’s website says:
When Christine Blacksworth’s larger-than-life father is killed on an icy road in Magdalena, New York, a hundred miles from the ‘getaway’ cabin he visited every month, she discovers a secret that threatens everything she’s always held to be true. Her father has another family which includes a mistress and a daughter. Determined to uncover the truth behind her father’s secret life, Christine heads to Magdalena, prepared to hate the people who have caused her to question everything she thought she knew about her father. But what she finds is a woman who understands her, a half sister who cherishes her, and a man who could love her if she’ll let him. The longer she’s around them, the more she questions which family is the real one.
Amazon and Goodreads, my 2 go-to places for recommendations and opinions, rates A Family Affair at 4.5 Stars and 3.6 Stars respectively. Based on this, I’m hoping for a solid 4 Stars. It’s a fairly short story, only 266/267 pages depending on whether it’s the digital version or physical one, so I should be able to get through it relatively quickly. So let’s see if it stands up to the hype!
Bonus: As of the publication date of this post (24 October 2016), A Family Affair is FREE for Amazon Kindle users!!!
Have any of you read the Truth in Lies series by Campisi? Did you enjoy it? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments! Also, are there any books you think I should recommend to my Book Club? Our next meeting is 7 November.