Review: Happiness Falls

Happiness Falls
Happiness Falls by Angie Kim
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved Kim’s previous novel and I was looking forward to reading her second one and it did not disappoint.

This story starts with a tragedy: the dad is missing. Then it starts compounding: the brother with the genetic condition that renders him mute might be the suspect. And then things start unraveling. Secrets upon secrets are found. The family is trying to hold themselves and each other together as they mourn the dad that went missing, the dad they thought they knew.

Even though there’s a mystery at the root of this story, it’s a character-driven story. We get to know the family, we get to experience their pain, their shock, and their sorrow as it unravels. It’s a quiet story. It reminds you that we don’t know anyone, even the people we know best.

I loved every minute I spent with this story.

with gratitude to netgalley and Random House Publishing Group for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review

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