The Golden Day a is quirky and skillfully crafted tale, its rich descriptions complimenting realistic dialogue. The unusual style of writing is engrossing enough to keep a reader’s interest, with vivid images and a pleasing cadence throughout. There is an intriguing exploration of bonds forged in tragedy, and the element of mystery carries the plot smoothly. However, more development is needed in some of the characters, many of which are just real enough to become invested in, but have potential that isn’t quite fulfilled by the time of the story’s conclusion. Overall, though, this is a fascinating and worthwhile read that will leave you wondering what really happened in the past we’ve learned to trust.