Inside by Alix Ohlin

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Reading has always been one of my favorite pastimes. Even as a little kid, I could easily spend hours engrossed in my latest book, most nights falling asleep with my finger in my book holding my place. As an adult not much has changed, and I look forward to doing a bit of reading before I fall asleep every night. This weekend, I finished Inside, by Alix Ohlin. 

quick synopsis:
From the author’s website:
When Grace, an exceedingly competent and devoted therapist in Montreal, stumbles across a man who has just failed to hang himself, her instinct to help kicks in immediately. Before long, however, she realizes that her feelings for this charismatic, extremely guarded stranger are far from straightforward. In the meantime, her troubled teenage patient, Annie, runs away from home, and soon will reinvent herself in New York as an aspiring and ruthless actress, as unencumbered as humanly possible by any personal attachments. And Mitch, Grace’s ex-husband, a therapist as well, leaves the woman he’s desperately in love with to attend to a struggling native community in the bleak Arctic. We follow these four compelling, complex characters from Montreal and New York to Hollywood and Rwanda, each of them with a consciousness that is utterly distinct and urgently convincing.

my thoughts:

I’ll start by saying that while I did enjoy this book, there was something about that was just missing for me. I found it to be a bit slow, so I didn’t always want to dive into when I had the chance to. However, every time I did make myself start reading I would get hooked, eager to find out what would happen next.

final verdict:
Give it shot, but wait until you have some extra time on your hands.

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