Review: The Evening Hero by Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Author: Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Released: May 24, 2022
Received: NetGalley

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The Evening Hero is the latest contemporary fiction novel that caught my eye. Written by Marie Myung-Ok Lee, this book boasts a stunning cover and an even more intriguing description, and you know that’s all it takes with me!

Dr. Yungman Kwak has worked hard to get to where he is. He is proud of his work at Horse Breath’s General Hospital, where he helps women and babies in this rural town. It’s a quiet life, but a happy one.

That is until a letter threatens to dredge up the past he has run from. Now he must choose, reveal the truth and face the consequences, or try to hide the truth but risk a different set of consequences.

The Evening Hero is a breathtaking novel, to put it simply. It is so evocative and emotional that it is impossible to feel anything other than utterly invested in Dr. Yungman Kwak’s story, that much I can assure you!

The simple truth is that the truth is anything but simple. Likewise, this story is rich and complex, full of character depth (and development), subplots, relevant points, and history. It’s a lot to take in all at once, so many readers (myself included) may do well to take a break here and there. I can’t speak for everyone, but this helped me better absorb the story.

Honestly, I’m struggling to find the words to describe this book or how it made me feel. Now and then, I’ll come across a book that defies my explanation, and I think The Evening Hero is one of them. All I can say is that this book I worth reading, so please check it out.

Thanks to Simon Schuster and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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