Publisher: Collective Inkwell
At 6 p.m. on a Wednesday in October, a gunman will enter Goldman’s Diner and commit one of the worst massacres the small coastal town of Palm Isles, Florida has ever seen.
Twelve hours earlier: twelve lives are on borrowed time, unaware that death is coming, or that their paths will collide in one tragic moment.
A young waitress and mother fights to protect her daughter from her violent estranged husband. Little does she know that a greater threat looms under her nose.
A cop is forced to decide between his job and his marriage.
A bullied teen with an abusive father is down to one friend when his world suddenly crumbles around him.
An old man struggles to hold onto his memories and do one last thing to honor his wife. But in doing so, he will have to reveal his darkest secret.
A cook with a shady past attempts to stay on the straight and narrow, until he gets a call which forces him to choose — his family or his honor?
A woman attempts to meet her father’s expectations, clinging to a struggling diner even as her relationship with her son falls apart.
WOW. this is an intense read. Following a group of people with their own little or bigger problems. Some connected others less but still they all end up at the same point that one day.
As every person has its own chapter it is pretty easy to keep track of them. The chapters are set in the time of the day too so each story is slowly adding up. Some story need some background information and that is given as thoughts from a person and never confused me.
As I am easily scared by a book with multiple voices I got a bit scared at the start seeing this but it worked really well. Each character had an own voice too making them distinct.
The development of the story id really intense and emotional. A lot of things happen and for me the thing that caught my attention most is the fact you never know what happened to other people in public places that might have triggered something. Little spoiler but there is more than one person on its way to the diner who has the emotional break down needed to do the shooting. This was making sure that I needed to keep on reading knowing what was going to happen.