Thomas & Mercer | August 2020 | 283 pgs
Source: NetGalley 

Lindsey, Kendra and Dani are best friends for years and what most rare and special is, they live near one another and even their teenage boys are good friends, too. But an unfortunate tragedy happens, leaving one dead, another in a coma, and the third too traumatised to speak. This incident has not only changed the dynamics between the three women but also leads them to question what had happened on that fateful day and why a gun was involved? Is it an unfortunate accident or is there something more than meets the eye? 

As the three women struggle to adjust to their life and questioning themselves, they soon discover that the accident was only the beginning and more unexpected and troubling issues arise as the police investigation begins. These discoveries have further implicated their present fragile friendship and most of all, create a crack among their own family as self-blame, doubts and suspicion set in. 

Narrated by the three lead female characters, this is not only a story of intrigue and suspense but is also a story about friendship, motherhood and secrets. The three women's narratives give the reader a more-than-a-glimpse of their strengths as well as their vulnerable side; the challenge of raising a child as well as the fear of losing him but as much as the author has done a good job in portraying them, I've to say it took me a while to figure out who was who after when the characters are more developed and fleshed out (they seemed so alike and well, perhaps that explains how close-knit they are.) 

Aside from the suspense, this book also makes the reader wonders how well do we really know our friends and family members. Overall it was an enticing read with an interesting cast of characters; and the thought of what secrets our children may be hiding or thinking would send chills down your spine.

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12 Responses
  1. jenclair Says:

    This sounds so good, and that cover is great!

  2. Melody Says:

    Jenclair - That cover is great, isn't it? In fact, that's the first thing that made me pick up the book. Glad the book didn't disappoint, too. :)

  3. Kay Says:

    I saw this one recently and wondered about it. Good to know that it worked for you, Melody. Yes, the story seems like one I'd like to read - maybe later this fall.

  4. Lark Says:

    Sounds like a good one. :)

  5. I have heard good things about Lucinda Berry's writing, and I really like the sound of this book! I am glad you enjoyed it, Melody.

  6. Melody Says:

    Kay - Hope you'll enjoy the book when you get to it, Kay. And I'll be looking forward to hearing your thoughts of it.

  7. Melody Says:

    Lark - It was a good read despite the subject. :)

  8. Melody Says:

    Wendy - I'm new to Lucinda Berry's books so I'm glad to have read this book. Will have to check out more of her books.

  9. Mystica Says:

    Author and book both new to me. Thanks for the review.

  10. Melody Says:

    Mystica - Hope you'll enjoy this book if you get to it, Mystica.

  11. Iliana Says:

    I have an egalley of this one and I'm looking forward to it!

  12. Melody Says:

    Iliana - Hope you'll enjoy the book, Iliana!

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