“A Place for Us” by Liza Gyllenhaal is a story of every parent’s nightmare. The Bostocks are a family for whom everything has gone right. They are a privileged family and are well liked in their small town. Brook is from a wealthy family. She married her sweetheart and they have two children. Her son is in college and her daughter is a busy ten-year-old.
All seems to be going well for them until a drinking episode with minors and an assault that happened in their house promises to become a national scandal. This story is about the children involved and what happens to them during the height of the storm of repercussions. This is the story of a family trying to hang on to their love and respect for each other.
I would recommend book, but for me it was such a sad story. I would not want to read it again, nor would I want to read something like it. It was well written, but such a downer. I received a free print copy of this book in return for my honest review from the publisher, Penguin Group and Night Owl Reviews. The opinions expressed here are my own.