Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Always the Last to Know” by Kristan Higgins, Berkley Publishing, June 9, 2020
Kristan Higgins, author of “Always the Last to Know”, has written an entertaining, witty, and memorable book. The genres for this story are Contemporary Fiction, Woman’s Fiction, Domestic Fiction, and Humor. The story takes place in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her colorful and dramatic cast of characters as complex, complicated, quirky, dysfunctional, and flawed. The characters have their own set of problems.
The Frosts are a family that seems like they have everything together until they realize that they really don’t. Barb and John Frost will be married 50 years, but more often than not, Barb thinks of divorce. Their two daughters manage to sometimes get along. Juliet works many hours and is very successful, is an architect has a husband and two daughters. Sadie is very easy going. artistic, and seems to be more free-loving.
When John has a stroke, life will certainly change for the Frosts, in some ways they that never would expect. I appreciate that Kristan Higgins discusses the importance of communication, honesty, family, friends, love, and hope. The author also talks about understanding, listening, forgiving, accepting, and learning from mistakes. I would highly recommend this thought-provoking novel.