Psychological Literary Fiction Reviews From BookViral

"A powerful balance of sentimentality, darkness and light..."

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  • ASIN: ‎ B0B7NSS85P
  • Publisher: ‎ BooxAi (25 July 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 313 pages
  • Genre: Psychological Literary Fiction

The BookViral Review:

Happenstance, serendipity and luck dominate as the lives of characters crash against one another like pinballs in Tom Evans’ All Is Not Well. A novel that perfectly captures the unscripted events and coincidences of real life, where you can do your utmost best, and it’s never quite good enough. 

 

An enthralling read and suspenseful we quickly come to grips with who the characters are and what their lives are like as Evans writes with such directness and a fine ear for everyday dialogue that his characters seem real and plausible in just a few brief words. 

 

Avoiding the curse of cliché his characters are uniformly strong with their identities pivoting on their successes and failures which in turn justifies an intriguing array of coincidences, events and surprises. And on this level, Evans has an uncanny ability to draw us in and to make us genuinely care about his characters, or at least what it is they have done.

 

Novels like All Is Not Well that evolve through interlocking stories and disparate timelines often lose their way or lead to saccharin endings, where the characters are better because of what has happened to them. But through the point of view of Jim Weatherly – and in later chapters Gracie – Evans explores the accidental nature of life and the way in which whole decades of our lives can be shaped by events we may not understand or have control over.

 

A powerful balance of sentimentality, harshness, darkness and light, All Is Not Well proves a superb read for discerning readers of psychological literary fiction and it is highly recommended!

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