We Begin at the End

By: Chris Whitaker

“Death has a way of making saints out of mortals.”

Walk grew up in a coastal town that he never left. With him was Vincent King and Star. But Vincent went to prison because of Walk’s testimony. Star is lost. She has two children, Duchess and Robin, but she doesn’t really parent them. Duchess seems to be Robin’s parent. Duchess is made fun of at school, but she holds tight to the notion that she is an outlaw. When Vincent gets out of prison, trouble finds him and now Walk and Duchess have decisions to make.

I wanted to like this book. I read it for my book club. It just did nothing for me. Reading it was like torture. It was slow and boring. For half the book, I didn’t know what the point was! I looked through the reviews briefly and realize that I am an outlier. There are a ton of reviews that absolutely love this book. Duchess and Robin both seemed too mature for their age. However, I did feel back for them. Their mother couldn’t get herself together and they didn’t have a father. There was also a small twist at the end that I didn’t see coming, so that was kind of nice. Overall, I’m not sure I’d recommend this book to anyone.

If you’d like to try this book, you can find it here.

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