Book Review: Ask Again, Yes

After meeting on the job, Brian and Francis, two NYC cops, move to the ‘burbs with their wives. On the surface, these two families seem so similar: cops, Irish immigrants, children born around the same time. But something is not quite right with one of them. Brian’s wife, Anne, is standoffish and erratic. She can’t handle when the children become best friends and tensions eventually come to a head with a mistake of catastrophic proportions.

After things erupt on Jefferson Street, it is these children, Kate and Peter, who are most affected. While they never lose sight of one another, they are deeply impacted by what happened between their parents, in ways they don’t even realize. Are we destined to repeat the mistakes of our parents? And can we forgive them these errors?

4.5 out of 5 stars