- Soft cover: 307 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books; First Edition edition (March 26, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451645821
- ISBN-13: 978-1451645828
When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, which includes his Methodist minister father, his passionate, artistic mother, Juilliard-bound older sister, and wise-beyond-his years kid brother, Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal.
On the surface, Ordinary Grace is the story of the murder of a beautiful young woman, a beloved daughter and sister. At heart, it’s the story of what that tragedy does to a boy, his family, and ultimately the fabric of the small town in which he lives. Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, it is a moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.
Krueger has created a cast of compelling and deeply rich characters who are each searching for something unique in life. I loved this book until closer to the end and then the plot kinda dwindled and became rather mediocre and left me a bit disappointed. I know this novel is suppose to be one of grace and redemption, but for me the whole thing was rather sad and disturbing and read slow.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and opinion which I have given.