Luka Krachec immigrates to the United States to find his cousin dead and his cousin’s wife hospitalized after a terrible accident. He meets Peter Montgomery at the funeral. The American seems nice and captures Luka’s attention when he offers to help him with his English.
Peter has spent most of his life believing he shot his father at age six, and his family uses his regret and overwhelming guilt to keep him under their proverbial thumbs. Peter does his best to make up for what he did by helping others, and agreeing to help Luka with his English yields something amazing when they hit it off.
When Peter opens up to Luka about what happened when he was a child, Luka senses some holes in the story and suspects Peter needs some help, so he approaches the head of the psychology department at the college where he works. Neither expects to open a long-barricaded door to secrets, denial, and family manipulation.
This was an interesting book that hooked me from the beginning. Luka immigrates from Belgrade upon his arrival a friend of his cousin’s picks him up from the airport. Where he learns of the tragic death of his cousin and his cousin’s wife is in the hospital from an auto accident (this where it would have been in my opinion that Andrew could put a plot twist in towards the end that… and for those who read the book may see this way as well… sorry not a spoiler.)
He is taken from the airport to his cousin’s memorial services (I dislike the word funeral too depressing of word. It is better to remember than…)
At the memorial services he meets Peter who offers to help him with his English… Luka agrees. There is an attraction between the two but it started with a kiss to ignite something more but Peter doesn’t feel worthy of being loved… Reason is something that happened when he was younger but what he recalls isn’t what he remembers… Luka finds someone that may help Peter but will Peter get the help that he needs?
The story was interesting and enjoyable story that will have you laughing at how well Andrew hit on the mishaps of a foreigner trying to decipher the English language…
As well as the compassionate way the main characters come together help one another out. I would rate the book a 4 stars.