After hearing some glowing early reviews for We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Did it live up to the hype? Read on to find out!
Walk is the chief of police in a small California town. He’s comfortable where he is, and he doesn’t want anything – including the town – to change. But one thing is about to: his best friend from when he was 15 years old, Vincent King, is being released from prison after 30 years.
Duchess is a tough 13-year-old girl who would do anything for her little brother Robin, especially since their mother has trouble taking care of them. But one explosive night, everything changes for Duchess and Robin, setting changes into motion for them and for Walk.
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We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker: My Thoughts
Ohh my, this book was everything. Duchess and her little brother Robin captured my heart.
It took me a few chapters to get used to the writing style, but once I got into a groove, the story swept me up. It’s deeply character-driven, but there are also mysteries embedded in the plot. It was a perfect mix to keep me enthralled. The characters were nuanced and unique, which made the story feel real and unpredictable (in a good way!).
We Begin At The End is a story of love, pain, mistakes, connection, friendship, regret, atonement, and everything in between. It will have you feeling ALL the emotions. Your heart will warm and it will break – but it’s all worth it. Highly, highly recommended.
Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars
Release date: March 2nd, 2021
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