I’ve been reading Glistening Haven by Jill Cooper over the last few days. I have to say the book was very unexpected. Even reading the description before I started didn’t show me what a unique story Glistening Haven was going to be. There were so many cool, unexpected twists and turns to this story! I really had no choice but to get sucked into the story and the lives of the characters.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the book:
Susan and her family live in New Haven 56. It appears to be a tranquil 1950s styled community to the rest of the world. But monster that lurks inside Susan, and every one of her superficially perfect neighbors, held in check by the oppressive police state that rules over New Haven 56.
Susan happy life is torn apart when her teenage son goes missing the same night an explosion rips apart the community. Susan knows it’s only a matter of time before the police start breaking down their doors.
Before the reconditioning begins and Susan’s identity is lost, she must do one final thing.
Find her son.
At first I was a little worried, there are quite a few characters and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to keep them straight. They all started to fall into place after the first couple chapters, and I was drawn right into the story. Then I couldn’t put it down!
This is a very unique book, not like anything I’ve ever read before, and I’ve read a ton of books! I love it when I pick up a book and it’s completely unexpected in a good way. I hope there is more to the Glistening Haven story, I’m not ready to be finished with these characters yet!
I would definitely read more by Jill Cooper! I give this book thumbs up all the way around.
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