At times, our memories elude us and it can be quite startling and unforgiving when we truly understand the past, as Tony Webster finds out. In order to understand an unexpected legacy he dives into his own memories from long ago. Tony travels back through his recollections of philosophical school lessons to a muddled relationship and a close friends’ suicide. What Tony realizes is that his actions over forty years ago set in motion a series of events that had an immense consequence for others. The Sense of an Ending is a quick read with a bleak tone but is full of questions Tony continually asks himself that may leave others to do some of their own introspection.