- Genre: Contemporary Fiction
- Pages: 320
‘The Fragile Thread of Hope‘ sketches two characters; Soham and Fiona, who are trying to grow up with the childhood traumas they had. Acceptance of reality and forgiveness of the past doesn’t seem to cross their way. They both try hard to find peace in the present and whenever a little hope comes their way, tragedies hit again and they are back on the same path.
The questions are, ‘Will they ever be able to live their life happily?’ and ‘How is their story connected with each other?’ The theme of the book captures the positivity of having hope in the worst phase and the story completes it. The title is perfect and the cover is simple and beautiful and somewhere portrays the story.
Writing style of the author is descriptive which gave each character ample space to develop properly. However, at some points, too much description of scenes is there and that is not needed at all. All the characters are well sketched, just like all the scenes. The main characters don’t have strong personalities; they are a bit dull. The character, Sharon is bold and a perfect example of a strong woman and mother.
The pace of the story is varying, and gripping from the first chapter. Language is easy to understand and vocabulary is good. Editing has been done properly too; I only find one error and that is quite impressive. There are some plot holes but that needs keen eyes to note and it won’t make much difference and somewhere, story was predictable for me.
The story keep switching between Soham’s and Fiona’s story and also, between past and present and it was easy to understand. All the time period mentioned are appropriate too. Narration is varying too; it is according to character and the author has included third person’s point of view too, to explain the scene better.