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The Truth About Air & Water Paperback – August 24, 2014
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Link gets hit with a baseball during a game, and he loses his memory. For me, this plot device seems too contrived. Link doesn't remember Tally (or that he has a child) at all, and his loved ones (especially his dad) think that he should be left in the dark about his life. He's lost the past six years, and he's aware of this, but never thinks to google himself or Tally to see if he's missing something? Sigh.
Tally is understandably hurt and pissed, but for some reason goes along with not telling Linc who she is. So this book, like the first one, has Tally and Linc apart for almost the entire time. Linc continues to hurt and piss off Tally, though his google incapability leaves him powerless to know who Tally is to him. So, Tally does what she does best and finds a new guy whose goal in life is to be her doormat. Sam is pretty much interchangeable with Rob from the first book, and for the life of me I cannot understand why any guy would want to get caught up in Tally's miserable life.
I love you. I hate you. I love you. I hate you. Over and over. Eventually things get resolved between them (again by an overly contrived plot device), but again, not until the very last chapter, so there is barely any glimpsing of happiness for the reader. Is this a HEA? Not to me. These are two people who should not be together. In 5+ years they've probably only spent a matter of weeks actually together, and they have had more drama than most people would have in 10 lifetimes. They seem to bring out the worst in each other, and never actually fixed what was wrong between them. He's still going to be ultra focused on baseball and she's still going to resent him for it.
I will readily admit Katherine Owen can write, she's very talented. In a lesser author's hands this probably would have been a one or two star read, or maybe even a DNF.
I loved this book and its predecessor, This Much is True.
Everyone suffers tragedy at some point in their lives, but Tally suffers tragedy more than most. And still lives to tell about it. I felt the things that Tally did and there are points in this book that I was definitely in tears-sobbing like a baby, actually. Not sure how much one person has to endure to prove that she can be strong. That she is a survivor! There is a 3rd book coming later this year and I wait-impatiently-for it.
I have never read anything by this author and until I read This Much is True, I had never heard of her.
Since finishing this book, I have purchased everything else she has published to this point.
I have found that her characters suffer loss-sometimes more than once-but still manage to come through it. Maybe a little worse for the wear, but they come through it.
There were parts of this book that made me want to hug Tally. Slap Linc! That man! But in reality, these things really do happen. People die. People get injured. People change. Nobody's perfect, especially the characters in these books. But that's why you have to love them, because they could be people that you know. Family. Friends. Wife or husband.
If you haven't read anything by Katherine Owen, I think the Truth about Lies Series is one you should start.
It is definitely one that I will read again. And again.
Open that wine bottle and settle in for a long night of reading. Once you start these books, you won't be able to stop. I read the first and second books in one weekend. Now I'm on the third book. Bravo, Katherine. Don't ever stop writing. You have a talent that shines!
Highly recommend this series!