This beautifully written book about two intertwined families will resonate and engage you. Two rookie police officers live next door to each other and their two kids become best friends. A tragic incident separates these friends (and respective families) and the fallout haunts them for years. This wasn’t an easy read since mental illness, addiction, grief and betrayal of all forms occur through these families’ lives. Yet, it’s the hope and forgiveness that mitigate the sadness. And, I love the meaning(s) of the title.— Audrey H.
June 2019 Indie Next List
“Ask Again, Yes is a compelling, heartbreaking, yet ultimately hopeful novel. Mary Beth Keane is incredibly talented; she does not sugar coat, instead giving readers a compulsively readable family drama. I did not expect to become so completely engrossed in these characters’ stories — two families whose lives become inextricably linked by young love and personal tragedy. Their myriad mistakes and attempts to atone beautifully demonstrate the power and grace found in forgiveness.”
— Anderson McKean, Page and Palette, Fairhope, AL