The Far End of Happy (Paperback)
Sourcebooks Landmark, 9781492604952, 368pp.
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Twelve tense hours, three women, and the suicide standoff that turns one family's little piece of heaven into a scene from hell
Ronnie Farnham's husband is supposed to move out today. But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun in the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.
The next few hours spiral down in a flash, unlike the slow disintegration of their marriage--and whatever part of that painful unraveling is Ronnie's fault, not much else matters now but these moments. Her family's lives depend on the choices she will make--but is what's best for her best for everyone?
Based on a real event from the author's life, The Far End of Happy is a chilling contemporary novel. Fans of Mary Kubica, Diane Chamberlin, and Rosalind Noonan will be on the edge of their seats during this story of one troubled man, the family that loves him, and the suicide standoff that will change them all forever.
What reviewers are saying about The Far End of Happy
"This novel is the very definition of a page-turner as it follows a twelve hour stand-off between a man threatening suicide and the police."--Huffington Post
"This title is based on the author's experience with a standoff involving her husband, which adds real, raw, emotion to the plot. Framing the novel within a 12-hour period keeps the pages turning"--Library Journal
..".a heartbreaking story packed with tension and brimming with humanity."--Lori Nelson Spielman, #1 international bestselling author of The Life List
"A compelling read, an unflinching exploration of one of life's most inexplicable horrors."--New York Journal of Books
"Kathryn Craft keeps the tension edge-of-your-seat suspenseful in The Far End of Happy..."-- Kate Moretti, author of the New York Times bestselling Thought I Knew You, and Binds That Tie
"A complex and gripping story of broken hearts, lives, and marriages that will tear you apart from beginning to end."--Steena Holmes, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Memory Child and Finding Emma
"An incredibly honest and courageous exploration of a marriage torn apart by neglect and threats of suicide."--Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl