Book Review: The Wrong Good Deed

Book: The Wrong Good Deed

Author: Caroline B. Cooney

Thank you NetGalley and Dreamscape Media for an advanced audio copy.

This is a review of the audiobook. The main character is an older woman and the perspective takes place in the present day and her retelling events from fifty years ago. Narrator Mary Boyer does an amazing job of capturing her character. The way she speaks I just have the perfect picture of who I should be looking at.

This story handles a lot of tough times in our history. It handles segregation and the civil rights movement. It gives all these topics the care it deserves while showing just how desperate we needed to be better. I liked the way all of these sensitive topics were handled.

The actual story itself I found not as interesting as the subject matter around it. In 1964 Christaphine stopped her husband from committing a despicable crime. Her only option left was to run away and never come back. Fifty years later she now goes by the name Muffin and while in church she sees someone from her past. She tells her friend Clemmie and then it opens up all the secrets the women have been hiding.

The writing and the characters in this book are great and the subject matter discussed is important and handled well. While I didn’t like the overall story I still do recommend this book.

Final Score 3/5

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