I received a free ebook of Everything We keep from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
This book begins with the protagonist Aimee burying her fiance on what should have been the day of her wedding. The rest of the book involves Aimee’s grief recovery? I guess that is what it was supposed to be. If I had not needed to review for NetGalley, I would not have finished this book. It comes across as very dated, specialty coffee shop what a novel idea!!! Aimee herself is a very one note character, all we really know about her is that she is grieving, grieving some more, and still grieving, she know how to make coffee, and she basically gets walked all over by everyone she meets/knows and has been her whole life. She appears too immature, even childlike, to have been contemplating marriage in the first place.
The plot throws in evil corporate wrong doers, jealous/sociopathic family member, insurance fraud, unreported rape, government crime fighting secret plot, misunderstood artists, a psychic???, and one of my least favorite tropes, convenient amnesia. I just couldn’t buy into any of this.