Great Debut!

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The Williams family comes together sadly for the funeral of their patriarch, Gerry. With a family this size, some drama is anticipated at the funeral, but there is a surprise so big it leaves the family stunned and wondering who really knew Gerry at all.

This book has a LOT of characters over a few generations, but I felt we got to know each one enough to get invested in their stories.

There are storylines of different family members with their own drama or situations, which I found all interesting and engaging. I found the grandchildren especially engaging.

We watch them all deal with their grief, all while dealing with what is going on in their own life, which to me was very realistic.

There is some full circle from the surprise at the funeral to the ending that left me satisifed in the storyline.

I flipped from the audio to the paperback, and found the audio especially engaging with so many different characters. All in all a great debut and I look forward to more from this author.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for an ALC, and Bookish First for a paperback galley in eexchange for my honest review.