Tumbling Stones by Carol Clark Roberts is a novel about a woman's (Anne) journey of facing the reality of her husband's (Phil) infidelity and taking control of her own life. It begins with Phil's funeral in the prologue and then the novel is set about a year earlier telling the story of the events that lead up to his death.
Overall Tumbling Stones is a great psychological read as Anne initially tries to keep the mythical Phil she once thought was real and beginning to define herself beyond being his wife as she begins to write and make her own friends. The ending seems somewhat rushed and kind of leaves a disconnect between how he died and how she continued to keep it secret from her kids as implied in the prologue. The rest, though, is well written and provides great details to help understand the characters thinking and actions, especially in how it is explained how Phil acts and thinks.
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