ByN. Gosneyon 18 April 2015
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I have to admit I wasn't sure what to expect from this book initially. Firstly I'm not American, so my knowledge of JFK's assassination is fairly limited, and I was born 20 years after it happened, so although I obviously know a little about the subject, it's not something I'm terribly familiar with. I guess I thought I was going to be reading a book that is fairly politically heavy, perhaps focusing on the government or members of congress...something like that. So I was very surprised (and, if I'm honest, pretty relieved) to find that I was reading a book about a relatively unassuming down-to-earth grandmother in her 60s. It couldn't have been further from what I'd thought I'd be reading about. I noticed another reviewer remarking on something similar - it's true, it's just not what you expect!
Olivia is, in many ways, a very emotional woman. At times I thought she got very carried away with the things she worried about, making mountains out of molehills and worrying about every little thing. Then it occurred to me that, of course, it made sense. She's living alone, her husband having recently died, and she's probably feeling quite vulnerable. I liked her though - she might have been a little paranoid, but I suppose it's true what they say - it's not paranoia if they're really watching you!
The relationship between Olivia and Bill was very sweet. I enjoyed reading about their developing feelings for each other, and it was lovely that Olivia had a supportive network of family (well, one son at least), and friends to be there for her when she most needed them.
The author kept me intrigued as to what Olivia was going to do next once she had been clued in on...well...for the sake of avoiding spoilers let's just say it's Oswald related and leave it fairly ambiguous (in case you didn't get that from the title!)
I really must seek out some Hard Apple Cider - it sounds intriguing!
Great book, lots of little what-ifs to keep you guessing. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it.