A review by chronicallyplotting
Missing Parts by Lucinda Berry

dark emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


Celeste and her Husband dream of having the perfect family, and life finally seems to come together for them when they have their daughter Rori. But like all families they have issues, and tensions grow thicker and things spiral out of control for Celeste when Rori gets sick. 

I did really like this book once it picked up. It had rather a slow start to get to know the characters and why the relationships were the way they are. And not all of that was revealed until the end. But the synopsis of the book does not match storyline of the book very well at all. I get not wanting to give things away, but his was far off. I started to get disappointed when I realized the book was not matching the synopsis.  I also think the book needed a bit of a Trigger Warning ⚠️ for readers. I had to guard myself a bit. 

But this book did cover some great healing elements from different types of trauma and recovery. And types of support systems that can be found. It also shows defense mechanisms the body can do in fight or flight responses with memory and escapism. 

Overall very well thought out plot, characters and how we as readers found “closure” with them. 

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