Fiction - Suspense
173 Pages
Reviewed on 12/27/2023
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Reviewed by Laura R. Brush for Readers' Favorite

Grounded, a captivating novel by Jadi Campbell, pulls you into the subtly complex world of Rich and Nicole Gleason, a married couple whose unity is on the brink of collapse despite sharing three children. Their lives, once intertwined, now seem to be diverging. They attempt to maintain the facade of a harmonious family but ultimately choose to embark on separate journeys during a summer break. Rich ventures into an untamed wilderness in the West for a camping trip with their children, while Nicole finds herself in the bustling corporate scene of a convention in San Francisco. As fate would have it, disaster strikes, enveloping their lives in an air of uncertainty and suspense. Nicole is ensnared in a web of unforeseen circumstances that thwart her attempts to reconnect with her family, intensifying the tension of her precarious situation.

In Jadi Campbell's intricate narrative, the storyline takes an intriguing turn when Nicole reconnects with Glen, a companion from her early years. Their joint endeavor to find Nicole's family becomes a journey of self-discovery, leading them to introspectively examine their existence. They are caught in a dilemma and must grapple with the burden of their obligations while acknowledging the fragility of their opportunities and paths. Their story is a poignant portrayal of unattainable desire and the profound grief of irrevocable loss. The story’s title, Grounded, encapsulates the dichotomy that they face: the choice between confronting life's stark realities or pursuing an alternative course of existence. It is a fascinating exploration of the human condition, a testament to the complexities of choice and consequence.