It All Comes Down to This by Therese Anne Fowler

It All Comes Down to This by Therese Anne Fowler is a slowly-paced family drama.


Marti Geller knows she will be dying soon. It’s only a matter of days. She has organized everything herself, including the directive to sell her summer cottage to lessen the burden on her daughters after she’s gone. There’s just one final secret that she’s ready to tell them.

After Marti’s death, the story follows Marti’s three daughters: Beck, Claire, and Sophia, as they process their grief and the messiness of their own lives. Then there’s C. J., recently released from prison and looking to buy a house in the same area as the Geller’s cottage.

Review of It All Comes Down to This

There’s not really much going on in the terms of plot. It’s more of a domestic slice-of-life story.

It was somewhat difficult to keep track of all the characters at first but less so over time. And there was a bit of the male gaze, which was odd since the author is female.

The beginning wasn’t all that interesting, but the longer I read, the more I became invested in these characters’ lives. It didn’t blow me away, but it was a nice, slow weekend read.

So, I recommend it if you enjoy messy family dramas.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 07 June 2022

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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