Review of The Truth About Ben and June
This is a complicated story that covers a lot of important issues. Ben and June have recently welcomed their first child and June slowly slips into a deep postpartum depression. Overworked and overdrinking Ben is oblivious to what June is going through. The book delves into their many issues as June goes missing and Ben finally realizes what has been happening with his wife and infant son. This is an ambitious and raw story that explores postpartum depression as well as other difficult unresolved issues in both Ben and June’s relationship as well as their relationships with others. I appreciated that we were given both Ben and June’s perspectives thanks to alternating chapters.
Overall this is a great debut novel and I look forward to more from this author.