The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

cactusFirst of all, how much do you love the cover of the book? Yes, I am guilty of picking books based on their cover. And this was one of them.

This story is about Susan Green. She is extremely meticulous about her life: plans everything and lives a very ordered life. And, we all know how that is going to go, right? Basically everything turns upside down.

The book is written from the first person, Susan’s voice. I will admit, I found it a bit odd and jarring at first. But once you kind of get it, you get it and it makes sense why the author chose it.

So basically, Susan is prickly – just like a cactus. And it is evident in her interactions with everyone from her co-workers, to her family and to her ‘friends’. Susan is presented with many obstacles to her ordered life, and it is interesting to see how she manages all of them.

I found this book to be very engaging. I really wanted to know what happened to Susan and had a hard time putting the book down. Not wanting to spoil the ending or any of the things that happen…but I was pleasantly surprised at how the loose ends got tied up.

This was a delightful read. I highly recommend it.

I gave it a 4/5 star rating on Goodreads.

Full disclosure: I received this eARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review. (Thanks NetGalley!)

 

 

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