Review #2: Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies?

In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. But then the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion wasn’t an accident.

A showdown unfolds as the story moves across characters who are all maybe keeping secrets, hiding betrayals. Was it the careless mother of a patient? Was it the owners, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? Could it have been a protester, trying to prove the treatment isn’t safe?

Miracle CreekMiracle Creek by Angie Kim
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Actual rating: 4.5 ⭐

• Dark heartbreaking story. Please be aware that this one it is NOT a happy story, nor is having a happy ending. It will break your heart slowly, piece by piece. For a good part of it you won’t realize what is happening, but when you do… Get your tissues ready!
• Picture of cultural shock. As a person that is still in the process of something like this, I can tell you that the way author is picturing the cultural shock in this book, is perfect! I have learned how to call and understand some of my own feelings. This is an amazing book that I think it can help anyone, no matter if you find yourself in the middle of one or if you know someone going through it.
• Glimpse of reality. I absolutely loved how realistic this felt, how it pictured the harsh reality that so many of us are going through, either you are a parent, a husband, a wife, a friend or a child.

• Quite slow. I have started this book already knowing that it is a slow one, but at times it was even more slow that I was expecting it to be. This is the only thing that is keeping me from giving it 5 full stars.

• This is picturing lose, heartbreak, cultural shock, and some other more things in an amazing way! I can’t speak for everyone, and mostly not for the parents that have a child with autism or other health issues, but the way how parenting, and mostly motherhood, the pretty dark side of it, the dark thoughs, that I think any mother is ashemed of, it is pretty accurate and very well pictured! I loved how the author managed to do it, how well explained was, how it showed that even a supermom can make mistakes and have dark thoughs. I know that this book is much more about than just this, but this is what hit me the most. This and the evidence of what parents can do to protect and to take care of their children. And I can continue to talk about it until you will just get bored of reading this review, but I choose to let you to discover alone what a beautiful dark story this is. Also, I realize that my review doesn’t even start to make justice to this book, but there are so many PROS that I honestly don’t know how to put them in words and I feel like my words are just sounds or written sings that make no sense at all.

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