Pam Of Babylon by Suzanne Jenkins
Paperback: 332 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 14, 2011)
Pam Smith lives a charmed life as a well-to-do Babylon, N.Y., homemaker in a large house by the water. In her 50s with her children grown, Pam is happy with her exemplary husband Jack. After he has a heart attack on the subway, however, she finds out more than she ever wanted to know about Jack. Pam must confront a series of revelations that unmask a life she realizes she only thought she knew, and the losses and disappointments she discovers give color and understanding to a man markedly different than he appeared. Uncovering secrets and betrayals far worse than her most vivid nightmare, Pam retreats to their meticulous Babylon beach house, the one refuge she has to put the pieces of her life together and move toward ultimate forgiveness.
This book has a lot of emotion. Lots of highs and lows and everything in between.
I thought this book was very good. It was well written and the characters were full of emotion and very real. Although I had a hard time with some of the decisions Pam made, I felt myself being drawn to her because of everything she was going through, and loved seeing her survival mode kick in.
It’s a very gripping story, with suspence, deceit, loss, hope and life changes. It’s got a mystery about it so that you can’t stop reading, you have to know what’s going to happen next. Even the characters you don’t particularly like in the beginning grow on you, and by the time you’ve read the last page you want more of all of them. Luckily, this is the first book in the series, so you can read more, which is a very good thing considering how the book ends.
I was lucky enough to also have the next two books in the series sent to me for review, and will be posting my thoughts about them later this month.
About The Author:
Suzanne Jenkins lives in the west Michigan lakeshore area with her husband, two dogs and two sheep. To learn more about Suzanne, author of Pam of Babylon and other stories, visit her blog.