I went into this book expecting a story about family and love, but oh man did I get so much more than that.
Kindness that is nothing special is the rarest and most honest.
Idaho, by Emily Ruskovich is a mystery novel that begins with the love story of Ann and Wade. They’ve built themselves a life in the remote mountains of Idaho, while simultaneously trying to remember and forget the past.
How quickly someone else’s life can enter through the cracks we don’t know are there until this foreign thing is inside of us. We are more porous than we know.
In the previous years we learn that Wade was married to Jenny and had two young daughters, June and May. Through all of the perspectives of the characters, you begin to piece together the story that unfolded.
Without revealing too much, I will say that this story kept me completely entranced. Every page gave a little clue to what happened in the past and what was to come. I am not a thriller/mystery type of reader, so I highly recommend Idaho for a softer approach into the genre. I’m always happy when I can find something I enjoy that is out of my comfort zone.
He whispered, “Life.” And so she lived. Is living still. Will go on living, to the end of that whisper.