We Were Never Here a novel with crazy details
We Were Never Here novel written by Andrea Bartz.A book that has lately taken hold of the minds of many is We Were Never Here written by Andrea Bartz. This novel is about an abusive marriage and artist Rosie Archer’s tragic downfall. The author pumps a lot of unexpected twists in this thriller, which makes you unable to put it down.
The story starts with Rosie Archer, an artist from Boston who decides to move back home because she cannot take her husband’s abuse anymore. Once she arrives at her parents’ house, she embarks on a new life: meeting new people and painting some pictures until one day when her husband visits her unexpectedly. Her husband makes her believe that he’s going to propose to her, which is a very funny scene in the story. But after this dramatic step, Rosie becomes a helpless victim of domestic violence against his husband who could not take her leaving him.
This book really pulls at one’s heartstrings, and I can see why many readers have fallen under its spell. The plot is simple but it can easily unfold in your mind as you read on. Andrea Bartz has put less detail but more significance on Rosie’s abuse instead of just having plain sentences that convey the story. No one could possibly believe that a woman’s wounds can heal as fast as hers did in this novel. Although readers may not have walked in Rosie’s shoes, they can still relate to her challenges, because she is an attractive and well-written female character. As a person who is used to reading books that are more of the love story or other themes that portray the opposite gender as an object, I have to admit it is different here. Rosie’s life is indeed worth reading about! Therefore I recommend this novel to all those who are into action stories or thrillers and novels with dramatic twists.
Having been immersed in the life of Rosie Archer for several chapters now, one cannot help but feel empathy for her situation even though there exists no way for a victim of domestic violence to escape from her abuser. Rosie could not let go of the relationship for quite some time either, which is why her stay in the new place happened at a point when her husband was believed to be out of town. The depth of emotional turmoil that she lives with may seem unreal to readers at first but as they continue to read about it, they can feel it too.