“In the far corner, a simple but pretty inmate holds a sleeping toddler and talk…

“In the far corner, a simple but pretty inmate holds a sleeping toddler and talks to an older woman visitor while picking at a bag of nacho-flavor Doritos.” 💙

What a thrilling debut by ahkim.writer ! It’s a suspenseful domestic drama and it’s full of secrets, sacrifice and family. It definitely had me guessing until the very end. The writing is so good and the layers were complex enough to have me guessing but not too twisted to be confusing. While this book has Korean American characters, it was refreshing for me that they were so naturally a part of the story that their Korean American-ness wasn’t in the foreground. That was radical to me. Not every narrative requires an explanation of someone’s ethnic background -if it’s relevant or adds to the story, of course. I related to the first born responsibilities of Hannah so much. If you like domestic drama then I think you will enjoy this page-turner! I would say fans of Miracle Creek or Ask Again Yes May enjoy this one ! 💙



2 thoughts on ““In the far corner, a simple but pretty inmate holds a sleeping toddler and talk…”

  1. 🙏 thank you so much! And I love your IG profile: Books. Bites. Booze. I can hear Julie Andrews singing, “these are a few of my favorite things!”

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