Book Review of The Things They Can’t Say and The Things They Did by Fabrizio Saramano
One of the most delightful novels I’ve read in some time is “The Things They Cannot Say” by Fabrizio Santamaria. In my opinion the author set out to write a romance book using only two main characters, but what he did was so very unique that I felt he created more than one. The book is about Joseph and Sarah Smith, they are newlyweds and have just been married.
Shortly after their wedding a strange car accident occurs which injures both of them. Joseph, a very cautious man, doesn’t think much of it at first, but soon enough he begins to realize the extent of what has happened. When faced with the reality that his wife is now physically unstable due to an accident which left her with amnesia, he immediately rushes into surgery to have his wife recovered, but when he returns home two months later, he’s discovered that she’s not the same woman he married.
There has been a lot of speculation as to what caused this transformation, but in this one the culprit is revealed. It turns out that Sarah’s husband, Mario, has been keeping her from seeing their newborn son, Mario, since she had an affair with another woman. Now Sarah has realized that she must get past this horrid secret or else her husband will never let her have another child. In order to do this, she must make an escape plan that includes not only finding the man she loves, but also getting back with Mario.
The Things They Can’t Say and its sequel, The Things They Did, are both outstanding books. I personally feel that The Things They Can’t Say is a little different from The Things They Did, but in both books the central characters, Joseph and Sarah, manage to pull through each story. In addition, both books are terrific reads because the author Santamaria creates wonderful characters, and I felt that he captured the essence of the place he wrote about in such a way that I felt I was actually there in the story.
The Things They Can’t Say and The Things They Did continue where The Things They Don’t Say left off, after several years. However, I believe that The Things They Do End Up Being Better. This second book is paced very fast, and it kept me interested throughout. The fact that the main characters are back in the mix only made things more interesting for me. In addition, I think the fact that there were a few twists added to the tale helped the book. The fact that I didn’t know what would happen next made things feel a little more uncertain.
Lastly, I want to mention that this is an excellent start to a series. I am looking forward to the rest of the books in the series. I fell in love with this first book, and I don’t think I will be able to stop reading it. I highly recommend The Things They Can’t Say and The Things They Did. These are two of my favorite books by Fabrizio Santamaria.