Us Against You by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  It has already been released in the United States, however, the Canadian release date is set for September 4, 2018.

In this sequel to Beartown, we reconnect with all the characters that we loved or in some instances, drove us crazy.

The start of this book picks up pretty much where Beartown left off.  The local hockey team is in jeopardy because the star players have gone to the rival team of Hed to play and the Beartown hockey club is bankrupt.  Peter’s job is in jeopardy and his marriage is in trouble; Maya is still recovering from her rape, Leo is a lost soul and tensions are on the rise between Beartown and Hed.

Entering the scene is a new character, Theo, who is a politician and master manipulator.  He starts pulling strings behind the curtains ratcheting up the tension between the two towns by deliberately setting people off against each other.

Once again Backman writes the story with compelling characters showing us that we can feel empathy and forgiveness to others even if we do not agree with their beliefs or actions. #Us Against You #NetGalleyUs Against You

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