Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Contemporary
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wow. This book! Talk about a hangover!! I think I found this summer’s IT book! 🤗
Miracle Creek was chosen as June’s book club read with The Traveling Friends group on Goodreads. (You can also follow their blog @twosisterslostinacouleereading)
I had been humming and hah-ing over this one in fear that it was going to be another overhyped story. I’m so glad I decided to join in on this one, cause it totally lived up to the hype.
For all my thriller readers, it definitely wasn’t a thriller. But it did have a hint of mystery and that element of surprise at the end. So if you still enjoy a good court case involving murder (like me), then this one’s for you.
I loved the narration! It was told from multiple POV’s with each character’s version of events. Nothing is what it seems. Each victim has their own personal story and journey, and Angie Kim did a hell of a great job connecting them all. While I don’t have any experience caring for a disabled child or one on the spectrum, I think the author managed to capture the reality of what it would be like and the emotions that come with it.
Every character had some unlikable quality to them (which was probably the whole point), but you still somehow feel that tinge of sympathy for them. I found myself empathizing with Young majority of the time and hoping she’d find some way to rebuild that mother-daughter bond she so deeply yearned for.
The ending..OMG. While I love happy endings, I loved that the author chose to end things the way she did.
I thought this was a really well-written book that kept my focus the whole time! When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it.
This is definitely going on my favourites list for 2019, and one that I would highly recommend!
Have you read it? What did you think?
In rural Miracle Creek, Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine. A pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic “dives,” it’s also a repository of hopes and dreams: the dream of a mom that her child can be like other kids; the dream of a young doctor desperate to cure his infertility and save his marriage; the dream of the Yoos themselves, Korean immigrants who have come to the United States so their teenage daughter can have a better life.
When the oxygen chamber mysteriously explodes, killing two people, all these dreams shatter with it, and the ensuing murder trial uncovers imaginable secrets and lies.