Messy Wonderful Us

Allie Culpepper sets off on a road trip through Italy, to unravel a mystery from her past, accompanied by her best friend, Ed, who needs time to make a decision about his future.

This emotional story is told mostly from Allie’s perspective, but is given added depth by occasional input from Ed and Grandma Peggy.

The past is gradually revealed through a series of flashbacks and the story that emerges is heartbreaking.

The main characters are believable and likeable, with the exception of Ed’s wife, Julia – no spoilers, you’ll have to read it for yourself!

The descriptions of the Italian scenery are breathtaking; definitely one for the bucket list. I really loved Messy, Wonderful Us and want to read more by Catherine Isaac.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.