My review of Fractured by Dani Atkins

This is the first review of a book for my blog! As I’m sure I have already said I have always wanted to be part of a book club – but having yet to find one I thought I would ramble away on here!

Fractured is one of the original books I selected from the Kindle Unlimited library – I loved the synopsis and knew it was a book that I wanted to savour and enjoy rather than read whilst watching TV in the evening.

The description for the book on the Amazon website is:

What would you do if life gave you a second chance?

The night of the accident changed everything…
Now, five years on, Rachel’s life is crumbling. She lives alone in a tiny flat, working in a dead-end job, desperate with guilt over her best friend’s death. She would give anything to turn back the clock. But life doesn’t work like that… Does it?

The night of the accident was a lucky escape…
Now, five years on, Rachel’s life is perfect. She has a wonderful fiancé, loving family and friends around her, and the career she always wanted. But why can’t Rachel shake the memory of a very different life?

Gripping, romantic and heartbreaking, Fractured is a magical love story that asks: can two different stories lead to the same happy ending?”

I found from the first few pages I was hooked. The book is beautifully written and, unlike other books I have read in the same genre, didn’t feel predictable. From early on in the book I must confess I was trying to guess the ending – but my imagination of the conclusion was worlds apart!

One of the most poignant parts of the plot for me was at the point of the fracture in Rachel’s life when she is coming to the realisation that ‘her’ past and everyone else’s since that night 5 years prior are very different. I found myself really rooting for her to make her friends, family and medical professionals realise that there was a mistake; that she didn’t belong in that reality.

I loved the characters and the way that their interactions are portrayed throughout the pages of the book. I found myself truly absorbed within the world of the book; at several points I found myself crying while reading it. But note; not just through sadness! I think this book would make an amazing film –  certainly one that would deserve a supply of chocolate, a box of tissues and the obligatory glass of wine!

If you would like to read it for yourself it is available from Amazon!

I would love to hear your thoughts on the book, or if you have any other suggestions of books you think I might like to read next!

Nicola x

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