Review The Second Cup By Sarah Marie Graye – Synopsis – Would your life unravel if someone you knew committed suicide? Theirs did.
Faye knows her heart still belongs to her first love, Jack. She also knows he might have moved on, but when she decides to track him down, nothing prepares her for the news that he’s taken his own life. Faye is left wondering how to move forward – and whether or not Jack’s best friend Ethan will let her down again.
And the news of Jack’s death ripples through the lives of her friends too. Abbie finds herself questioning her marriage, and wondering if she was right to leave her first love behind.
Poor Olivia is juggling her job and her boyfriend with supporting her friends and trying to deal with a death of her own. And Jack’s death has hit Beth the hardest, even though she never knew him.
Is Beth about to take her own life too?
The Second Cup is an intense novel, where four friends share the story of what happens after Jack’s suicide. Third-person flashbacks are skillfully interwoven in amongst their voices to add a real richness and depth to this heart-wrenching story.
This is dark chick-lit and intelligent women’s fiction at its best.
When I have read the synopsis of this story, I realize that the background of this story is suicide and depression. Two things that may be painful to read. But I strengthen my feelings and heart to explore the story that Sarah Marie Graye has made. Then the author also said that she has long struggled against depression. So I’m sure there is life in this story.
The five characters involved in this story are indeed exaggerated. This means the reader has to face a double POV that may be tricky. But it turns out Sarah Marie Graye made a very big move. Each character is told with very different properties. We will know when dialogue and discourse begin. So if you are still afraid of double characters, then do not be too much. You will not even be able to leave a single page.
Death and suicide are very frightening things, but it has already happened to Jack. What had Jack left since then? Faye, Abbie, and Olivia are trying to find strength and rise up. But it was very difficult. Each character will face fear and how depression passes through the heart. Every character has a wonderful friendship and story since was a child and it looks to be more clear. Then how is the life of every character to the University and continue to live their life up to the future? But what happens when one of them has to commit suicide?
I know what Faye felt like when she found Jack dead by suicide. When I get into the story, I finally feel that this novel is very difficult to accept. It’s a very emotional story and even makes me feel desperate too. Stories are told very clearly and let all the beginning to end flow.
I think this is a very difficult story to write. But Sarah Marie Graye did her job very well. Especially when the authors also admit that has long resisted depression. So what is felt by the character may also be experienced by the author. In other words, the author really understands what kind of feelings of depression, hollow and despair.
The plot in this story will make us understand what true love really means. The power to appreciate feelings will not be defeated by anything. And the power to rise from depression is really to be found. The novels are binding, sensitive and completely emotionally draining.
I think : Buy it
Page Length: 329 pages
Publisher, date : 12 Feb 2018, The Dissociated Voice
- The setting of the story revealed is very clear and satisfying
- Many characters, hard to know at the beginning but then the reader can be more familiar
- Introduction of many characters may be boring to the reader