November 8, 2020

Saving Ruby King Review

Title: Saving Ruby King
Author: Catherine Adel West
Type: Literary Fiction
Pages: 352
Rating: 4/5
Method Read: Physical

Our history can shape the future, but it doesn’t define it. Our present is anchored by those around us, those we allow in our lives and those who, by default or shared blood, walk a road with us.
Saving Ruby King-Catherine Adel West

Ruby King’s mother is found murdered in her home in Chicago and the police dismiss it as another robbery gone wrong. For Ruby, this means she’ll be forced to live with her abusive father. Ruby’s best friend Layla will do anything she can to save Ruby. In the process Layla finds dark secrets that connect their families. Secrets that have been hidden for a long time.

What did I like:
1. The story is told in multiple points of views spanning two timelines. I love these types of books. One of the points of view was from a church within the community. I thought that was clever and I can’t remember the last time I read a book where one of the points of view was a building or object.
2. I really enjoyed the storyline overall and how the author connects each one of her characters together. I could really see this story and the characters vividly in my mind.

What did I not like:
1. I wasn’t a fan of the style of writing. Literary fiction isn’t my most favorite genre though. I will say I had originally given this 3 stars but decided it was more of a 4.