I reviewed this book for Netgalley. I gave this book a 4 star rating only because of the ending. I wanted something more.
Now onto my review:
The ninth step in the AA's 12 step program is: Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
That is the tricky part. How do you know when it will help and when it will be picking the scab off of a barely healed wound?
Cotton wants to make amends on his own terms. Sometimes that is the best way, sometimes it's not. If he only does it on his own terms not what is best for everyone involved is he really making amends?
This book to me seems so very possible. It was a story that you could see happen in real life. Alcohol is a very dangerous drug. When you mess up your life completely from alcohol you don't always just mess up your own life. There is a very real possibility that you will mess up another persons life. Of course you don't mean to but its a domino effect.
Another lesson that was learned is that love is not always enough. You can't fix something or someone simply by still loving that person.