Every Moment and Not a Second More is an intimate study of personality and human relationships across the spectrum from loving to abusive. Each character in this novel is distinct and nuanced although not necessarily likeable or relatable. Hanson captures both their inner lives and their varying levels of societal integration with precision. Every Moment and Not a Second More becomes progressively darker as tensions between the characters increase and painful secrets are revealed. The denouement delivered one blindside after another as the lives of the Blue Diamond’s residents descend into madness and death, both of which Hanson details with surprising tenderness.
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