Jenni Ogden, the author of “The Moon is Missing” has written a memorable and thought-provoking novel. The genres for this novel are literary fiction, family drama, women’s fiction, and fiction. The timeline of the story takes place in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The story takes place in New Zealand, and New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. The author describes her dramatic characters as complex and complicated. I appreciate that the author discusses the topic of panic attacks. I love how the author vividly describes her characters, scenery and events. This is also a coming of age story. It is a story of discovering the truth, communication, family, love and faith. This a story that shows one how dangerous secrets can be.
Georgia Grayson is a brilliant neurosurgeon, and a wife and mother. Her teenage daughter brings up the topic of her deceased father, and Georgia finds that she is having panic attacks while in the operating room. Georgia really can’t remember all the details surrounding her first husband’s death. She knows she has to discover what is so deeply buried inside her to be able to live freely.
Georgia is lucky she has the support of her family. I would highly recommend this memorable, and thought-provoking story to other readers.