Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Butterfly Effect” by Rachel Mans McKenny, Alcove Press, December 2020 for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Rachel Mans McKenny, the author of “The Butterfly Effect” has written a memorable, thought-provoking and heartfelt novel. The genres for this novel are Contemporary Fiction and Fiction. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her cast of dramatic characters as flawed, complex, and complicated. This is a story of self awareness, growth, communication, forgiveness, and second chances. I love the way the author visually describes the settings and the characters in this story.
Greta Oto is totally a scientist in every sense of the word. Her life revolves around the scientific method and her appreciation of insects and bugs. Greta notes the challenges that bugs respond to in the environment. If Greta could devise an approach like this to people, it probably would make her life easier. Greta is an introvert and has problems dealing with people or even showing compassion or love, unlike her twin brother Danny.
Greta is working out of the country, but comes back when Danny has an aneurysm. The two had a falling out, but she wants to be there for her brother. In order to afford to live here, Greta takes a job studying butterflies with her ex-boyfriend. She also has to deal with Danny’s perfect fiancee, and her mother who has re-surfaced after abandoning both Danny and Greta years before.
I would highly recommend this thought-provoking and memorable novel.