REVIEW: The Half Moon

The Half Moon is a bar at the center of Malcolm’s life. He goes from bartender to owner. His wife is a lawyer who dreams of being a mother. They muddle through life never quite getting what they dream of and their marriage falters. They must face the realities of their choices, hopes and dreams figuring out whether they belong together.

I found the characters in this one pretty unlikable. Generally I do not like a book that focuses on infidelity but that wasn’t the worst of the reasons I disliked Jess. I felt like poor Malcolm was in way over his head with a lot of things, but at the same time in your 30’s get yourself together. This is definitely more Women’s Fiction than it is Literary Fiction and I think that while it wasn’t for me, lots could find this book relatable. It deals with marriage and fertility issues, which aren’t things that resonate with me but I’m sure they will with others.

I was much more interested in the missing person aspect of the story but that didn’t really hit its stride til the last quarter.

Read this if you like We are the Brennans.

Thanks to Scribner Books, Dart Frog Co and the author for the gifted copy.

Did (or do) you have a favorite bar/pub/restaurant that you like to frequent?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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