Book Review: Half Life

Half Life Half Life by Roopa Farooki

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"It's time to stop fighting and go home." After reading these words by a Bengali poet, Aruna Ahmed Jones decides to leave her husband Patrick and life in London to return to Singapore and her best friend Jazz.

I don't want to give away too much of the plot – there are so many little surprising reveals throughout the book and it would ruin it to say much more. I was totally engrossed in this book from start to finish. Just when I thought I had a character or where the plot was going figured out, another layer unexpected layer was revealed. The author managed to do this in a very authentic way. The book goes back and forth from flashbacks to present day but is never confusing.

This is Roopa Farooki's newest book and the first I've read by her. I'm looking forward to reading some of her earlier work now.

(Thank you to the publisher and the FirstReads program at GoodReads for providing me a copy of this book.)
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