Thursday, September 26, 2013

2013 Books in Review #13: The Other Life

I listened to this book on the Overdrive Media Console app on my phone after taking it out through the library.
Quinn has what could be seen as a charmed life. Happily married, with an adorable little boy and another baby (a girl) on the way. She does carry the baggage of her mother committing suicide and Quinn still struggles with processing her grief and trauma over the loss of her mother and wonders if there was anything she could have done differently.
Quinn also has a secret. She possesses the ability to cross over into an alternate reality via portals found in her every day life. In this alternate reality Quinn made different choices, chose a different partner and career. She gets to see what her life would have been like if she'd made those choices instead of the ones she chose in reality. The book deals with Quinn deciding which reality is right for her and in the end she makes her choice knowing she will never have the chance to go back through for a visit to the other life.
I had a hard time getting into the story and didn't find it as compelling as many of the people who had written reviews of it did. All in all it was about average. I rated it 3 stars out of 5.
The Other Life was my 7th book of the year, and my 4th library book, and the letter O for my A-Z challenge.

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