Title : Someday, Maybe
Genre : Contemporary Fiction
Koffee Reading Rating: 5/5
If you are triggered by suicide and a spouse’s death, I urge you to go into this book with caution.
There comes a time in one’s life when one read a book that completely puts one through myriad emotions of sadness, grief, and long sighs. Someday, Maybe is that book! I went into it not expecting to be haunted by it or thinking of it long after it was done.
Do you ever cry so deeply that every tear tears you apart? That is me with this book. Someday, Maybe tells the story of Eve who is left utterly devastated when her husband commits suicide on New Year’s Eve. His death opens the door to what comes after when one loses someone to death. We follow her as she navigates family, a mother-in-law, a career, and unexpected good news that doesn’t look like good news.
The book is in parts and we follow Eve and Quentin from university up to the point she says goodbye to him at his final resting place. Onyi did a wonderful job of bringing out the family dynamic in the form of Eve’s Mother who prayed and insisted on prayer for solution, Nate for being a devoted brother with an over the top girlfriend and Gloria the first born who saddled every sibling ringing true to deputy parenting.
I love how Onyi brought out the power of friendship and how Eve’s friends showed up for her when it counted and I love how her new ‘hobby’ saved as therapy for her. Onyi delivered and I cannot say enough that this book was truly magnificent.
Do you recommend this book? Yes! Go buy it now
Will you read more books by the author? Yes! Without missing a beat
Character/s that drove me insane : Aspen (the mother-in-law)
Character that made me laugh: Drew
Love note: It’s okay to not be okay! There is no shame in asking for help when the world seems loud and you don’t know what to do. Reach out to someone and get help. And to those in therapy I see you, I love you and I am rooting for you.
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