As its title evidently suggests, Bryan Healey’s debut novel A Line Blurred underlines the bitter consequences of blurring a line that could trigger serious repercussions. With acute details, Healey reiterates that our actions involve consequences that could forever alter the course of our lives. For better or for worse.
Told over a span of five days, A Line Blurred narrates a succinctly-written, moving account of the dire consequences in its wake plunging one family into emotional doom, when an important line has been blurred that cannot be redrawn back, that cannot be undone. The extra-marital affairs set against the backdrop of mundane everyday life will jolt you with such force that you will almost feel the blow it brings with it. Healey has given life to utterly believable characters that you will immediately grow close to...
The startling climax of the book thus comes as an utter shock where stakes were raised against the odds. As you close the last page, you will be left wondering 'what if'.
In A Line Blurred, Bryan Healey gives his readers an honest look at the mistakes made in a marriage that lead to the destruction of a family...
Another thing that kept me intrigued by this story was when Kevin and Kylie met their new friends. The fact that they both met some new person on the same day kept me wanting to read on, to see who would cheat first, and what would push them to that point. The responses Kevin and Kylie have to each new person in their lives really demonstrates how they’ve both cut themselves off from the world, each other, and their kids. Both are so excited to have someone to talk to and share their grievances with that they act like children with new shiny toys. They both jump into the “friendships” with both feet and don’t really care what the consequences are going to be...
A Line Blurred is a book that every couple should read to serve as a guide on what not to do. Bryan Healey gives his readers a critical yet realistic look into marriage, adultery and divorce. I think this book would be a great recommendation because it’s relatable and can easily spark great questions for discussion.
After reading Shattered Wings I had high hopes for this book. And I have to say I was not at all disappointed! Again Healey writes a story that was so emotional, and yet didn't leave me feeling emotionally drained.
In this one we're following Kevin and Kylie, a couple who are part of a marriage that just isn't working anymore. Kevin is all about his routine: get up, go to work, come home, have dinner, go to bed. Not much in his life deviates from that routine. What I liked about Kevin is that he isn't a boring person by nature, he's just living the life that was given to him. He knows he wants more, and he tries to be spontaneous, but life gets in his way and he falls back into doing what he's always done. Kylie I didn't really like in the beginning of the book. She came off as a bit prissy and heartless. But the more the story followed her the more I began to feel sorry for her. She's worried about her life: her husband, her kids, herself. But Kylie is pulled by responsibility to keep her thoughts to herself. She wants the appearance that everything is ok. She really grows through the story to become such a strong character.
The story starts with twists almost right from the beginning. I didn't see any of the things that happened coming. It was so exciting to read to see what was going to happen next. Even when there wasn't something "exciting" going on the story was still exciting. I really didn't want this one to end. I wasn't disappointed by the ending, as I think it was exceptionally done, but I just wasn't ready to give these characters up. Healey has an ability to capture your emotions almost right from the word go. That connection really makes his books special to read.
I really enjoyed this story. It was a great look at the reality that family can be. I found myself sucked into the story and how real it was. The best thing about this story is that at first, you feel like Kevin is a total jerk and Kylie is a royal bitch but as it progresses you realize that they are both seriously flawed in their own way. Then, you look at the kids and realize that the issues the parents are having are reflected in the children even though they, as parents do not actually see it until nearly the end of the story.
The ending was a total shock and just a great way to end it. I was sad to see Kevin's ending but I think Rachael handled everything with a LOT of class. I enjoyed this story immensely and I am looking forward to Shattered Wings.