Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley – Publication: January 15th, 2019 by Harper – Fiction
Alexandr and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been friends since they first met in their twenties. Thirty years later, Alex and Christine are spending a leisurely summer’s evening at home when they receive a call from a distraught Lydia: she is at the hospital. Zach is dead.
In the wake of this profound loss, the three friends find themselves unmoored; all agree that Zach, with his generous, grounded spirit, was the irreplaceable one they couldn’t afford to lose. Inconsolable, Lydia moves in with Alex and Christine. But instead of loss bringing them closer, the three of them find over the following months that it warps their relationships, as old entanglements and grievances arise from the past, and love and sorrow give way to anger and bitterness.
About the author: Tessa Hadley is the author of Sunstroke and Other Stories, and the novels The Master Bedroom, Everything Will Be All Right, and Accidents in the Home. She lives in Cardiff, Wales, and teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University.
My Review: Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley is an emotional read that is sure to draw you into a world of complex relationships and the struggles that many people face in life. A story of friendship that goes way back with their struggles and entanglements. A simple fast-paced read that is sure to hold your attention until the end. Hadley writes with a subtle tone that slowly pulls away the layers to reveal the plot at just the right time. Late in the Day is an interesting story that you may need a box of tissue when reading. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**