Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
4 of 5 Stars
If you like family drama, Ask Again, Yes fits the bill. Keane writes a story with a tight grasp of time, place and character. But it is tragic. This is not a happy story, but it is definitely juicy and intense. Ask Again, Yes delves deeply into the lives of two families forever connected by one horrible event. I disagreed with the author’s assessment of her characters’ well-being at the end. She tied up some very messy lives just a bit too nicely. Nevertheless, the drama and the flawed but interesting characters kept me turning the pages. It was a fast, dramatic read.
“Once a cop always a cop, the guys said when they visited. But the more they said it the less it rang true” (p. 169).
“Kate thought about their wedding day as a conclusion to something, where he thought about it as a beginning. Rising action versus falling action. They were reading two different books” (p. 309).
I ordered this book from the Book of the Month Club.