“You’ll be saving me from the perils of online shopping. I’ve already bought a duvet cover with David Bowie’s face on it that I don’t need.“
Sarah Lotz ~ Impossible
Nick: Failed writer. Failed husband. Dog owner.
Bee: Serial dater. Dress maker. Pringles enthusiast.
One day, their paths cross over a misdirected email. The connection is instant, electric. They feel like they’ve known each other all their lives.
Nick buys a new suit, gets on a train. Bee steps away from her desk, sets off to meet him under the clock at Euston station.
Think you know how the rest of the story goes? They did too…
But this is a story with more twists than most. This is Impossible.
At first glance, Impossible looked like a typical romance: predictable, nice and boring. I almost didn’t read it. But something about the synopsis called to me… I also knew that Lotz had been hailed as the new Stephen King, which definitely doesn’t scream sappy love story.
Reader, I was gobsmacked!
This book is fast-paced and action-packed. There’s a lot to take in and with so many characters, one might think it would be confusing, but the narration is easy to follow. With five parts, it’s easy to dip in and out of should you wish, and I found myself reflecting on the events of each one to make sure I really appreciated what was happening.
It is a large book, but the background information is necessary and really helps to build up clear pictures of all of the different characters, who are well-described, with depth and relatability.
Nick and Bee are wonderfully written and endearing. They’re flawed, vulnerable and mischievous, with a dry, sarcastic humour that is just what I enjoy, but their relationship is genuine. Both have interesting careers, while their families, friends and pets add another layer to the vision in our mind’s eye. I felt like I knew them all so well and I was thoroughly invested in their stories.
Each section of the book has a surprise and no matter how good you are at predicting things, you might struggle with this one – the twists keep coming, but are believable and you feel as though that’s the only possible way for things to go.
The ending is satisfactory, but slightly open-ended, allowing you to consider multiple options as you so choose…
I laughed, I cried, I raved about it. I will definitely read it again.
I received an advance copy from Harper Collins as part of Insta Book Tours. Opinions my own.