Book Review

October '14

The Fragile World (Hardcover)
Paula Treick DeBoard

This is a good, fast paced psychological thriller. 

The story is told in alternating chapters by narrators Curtis, an anguished father who has never recovered from his son's death, and Olivia, Curtis's daughter. ( Olivia's mother left the family following the tragedy of her son's death.)  Curtis and Olivia are limping through life, existing on frozen food, and getting by the best they can.  Curtis is a well respected high school teacher, until, one day, something inside of him snaps.  He and Olivia go on a cross country road trip to reconnect with Olivia's mother.  Then, Curtis has some unfinished business to attend to .  Fast paced, compelling reading with a great twist at the end.