eARC Book Review: Written in Stone by David Connor

28421553 Goodreads Synopsis

After the end of a bad relationship and the death of his dog, Geoffrey is left with a choice: live the rest of his life alone or start over. But starting over is easier said than done, and alone in the woods one night Geoffrey writes those very words on a rock.

To his surprise, when he returns later he discovers someone has replied. The lengthy written conversation that ensues over days leaves Geoffrey less lonely, and also quite hopeful and intrigued about the future and the identity of his mysterious new friend.

I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is about a man- Geoffrey’s- journey back to the path of life, love and everything else that comes along with it. Geoffrey prides himself on being a homebody and this part made me giddy. It was a bit on the mature side but it didn’t make me cringe, so that’s a plus.

The synopsis doesn’t mention this, but Geoffrey is a bit on the older side and I’m not sure whether that is a spoiler or not but I was shocked when I read that bit. It’s not off putting but I guess I’m used to melodramatic teenagers.

A while ago Geoffrey got out of a bad relationship and not too long after, his dog died. He takes these walks everyday one day decides to write on a rock, never expecting someone to reply. So starts these conversations and Geoffrey finds himself starting to fall for this anonymous person.

I found myself excited too about finding out who this person was. It was assumed that it was a man since that’s where Geoffrey’s attention lies and I was hoping this this one would be better than the last. In my nervousness and excitement, I finished the book in one go and was left pleased and grinning.

The writing was amazing and the book felt like it went on longer than it actually felt, which in this case, is a good thing. Just because one is older doesn’t mean that you can’t start over.

**Warnings: Mentions of abuse, some explicit content, bad language.

Read: 21 January 2016
Rating: ✮✮✮✮

Publication Date: 2 March 2016
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Link to Author’s Goodreads Page: David Connor


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