At Close of Day consists of several first-person accounts, each one being the member of a certain family whose father has just suffered a severe stroke. While in the hospital, he lets a secret he and his wife had been keeping for over twenty years out of the bag: he has a second family, one that preceded the one he has now. His three grown daughters are shocked that they now suddenly have two living siblings who want to see them.
This is a character based plot, though the characters are not on the level of Kristen Heitzmann's Secrets and Unforgotten. At times, they are actually annoying. But every body's human. There was one character in particular that was a little overdone and not believable, however.
There are several surprises in this plot, but otherwise, it's just realistic, everyday life. Basically, Joseph Bentz is a better author than some authors on the market that are more popular than him.
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