I am pleased to bring you my review for “Once Again” by Catherine Wallace Hope on tour for Suzy Approved Book Tours!
Release Date: October 6, 2020
About The Book:
An imaginative, emotional debut novel for fans of Ann Patchett about one woman’s fight to save her daughter from repeating a deadly fate.
What if you had one chance to save someone you lost?
Isolated in the aftermath of tragedy, Erin Fullarton has felt barely alive since the loss of her young daughter, Korrie. She tries to mark the milestones her therapist suggests–like today, the 500th day without Korrie–but moving through grief is like swimming against a dark current.
Her estranged husband, Zac, a brilliant astrophysicist, seems to be coping better. Lost in his work, he’s perfecting his model of a stunning cosmological phenomenon, one he predicts will occur today–an event so rare, it keeps him from being able to acknowledge Erin’s coinciding milestone.
But when Erin receives a phone call from her daughter’s school, the same call she received five hundred days earlier when Korrie was still alive, Erin realizes something is happening. Or happening again. Struggling to understand the sudden shifts in time, she pieces together that the phenomenon Zac is tracking may have presented her with the gift of a lifetime: the chance to save her daughter.
Unable to reach Zac or convince the authorities of what is happening, Erin is forced to find the answer on her own, Erin must battle to keep the past from repeating–or risk losing her daughter for good.
Miss W’s Review:
Once Again is a captivating debut novel from Catherine Wallace Hope that I really enjoyed. What if you could go back in time to correct a devastating life altering event? Erin lost her 6 year old daughter Korrie 500 days ago. It’s been 18 months and she is understandably still grieving. That’s the thing about grief, it is fluid, not static. The story alternates between two timelines starting June 20, 2021 and ending with June 20, 2020. A reverse storytelling if you will and that alternating timeline was brilliant. Erin’s husband Zac is a astrophysicist that has been working on a special project which sets the course of events that gave Erin another chance to go back in time. This story has components of time travel, magical realism, sci-fi and so much more. I couldn’t put this book down, it was that good! I really was guessing until the very end. It was like a movie that played out in my head as the time was ticking down on the timeline.
About The Author:
Award-winner Catherine Wallace Hope grew up in Colorado, the setting for her thriller Once Again. She earned her degree in creative writing at the University of Colorado. She also delved into dance in New York and art and psychology in California. When she returned to Colorado, she became an instructor at the renowned Lighthouse Writers Workshop, offering creativity workshops for writers. Currently, she and her family are living on an island in the Pacific Northwest where they serve at the pleasure of two astonishingly spoiled dogs.
Until the next chapter,