Daddy Dearest is a story of love and loss as told by a Father. The book opens with a man describing his life to you and through each chapter you get to learn a little bit more about him until the story unfolds and you learn about his missing Daughter.
Whilst the story is told by the Father throughout, you never learn his name and he manages to withhold certain elements of the story whilst being open and honest with the reader the whole time, telling us about his struggles with OCD and bad luck with women. The description of OCD in this book is absolutely fantastic and it gets inside your head in just the right way.
The character development in this story is fantastic, even when characters are doing something which in real life you’d condemn them for you see it from their point of view and feel for them and their situation.
I don’t want to say too much about this book because I don’t want to spoil it, the temptation is to tell you every detail of the story and how clever the author was in leading us through the story but then you’d have no reason to read it. I very much enjoyed this book and found myself wanting to know more and more as I read.
Definitely give this book a read, it’s the best book I’ve read this year!