We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Eva loved her life. In fact, Eva was happy for it to stay just the way it was. Her care free travel business was all she ever wanted, and along with her handsome husband and wonderful apartment, Eva was living the dream.
In a series of letters to her husband, Eva shares everything, from her early happiness in their marriage, to the dark times that followed the birth of their first child, Kevin.
I struggled with the slow start and the main character, Eva, as she comes across as a shallow and dislikable. However, as you continue reading, her strong voice, distrust and loss of self, help you to understand why she is the way she is.
Eva's letters are unfiltered, flooded with her inner most thoughts and feelings, hoping her husband, Franklin, will somehow understand as she struggles with motherhood and concerns she has about their son.
With each letter Eva wrote to Franklin, the tension grew, and all too quickly I found myself feeling sympathy and frustration on her behalf.
Franklin is so focused on Eva's detachment as a mother, that he fails to notice the warning signs simmering away right under his nose. A mistake that would cost them all dearly.
Read and reviewed by L. M. Potter