Not altogether convincing. Maybe the movie, in this case, is better.
Quotes from the book:“
- That was when it occurred to me – not quite in a flash, more like a flicker – that Emily might have walked away. Left her son with me and walked off.”
- “When you live in a family, it’s easy to stop noticing things, to quit paying attention. That’s one way you know it’s a family. We take things for granted. Some people call it tolerance, or laziness, or being in denial. I call it getting through the day.”
Stephanie, a widow with one child, is a “mommy blogger”. She meets Emily, a wife and mother of one child, and they begin to spend time together. However, Emily disappears with no explanation, and a distraught Stephanie appeals for help on her blog, and reaches out to Emily’s husband and son. Secrets begin to surface, twisting everything that seemed straightforward.
- ” … one of many unconvincing motivations driving the plot, which will amply satisfy readers’ lowest expectations. More like “girl on a train wreck.” Full review: Kirkus
A Simple Favour is a 2018 American drama directed by Paul Fieg, produced by Lionsgate and starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.