His ‘stories’ hint at the decisions he made and the actions that forever changed the course of his family’s life. Elle’s life is turned upside down by these disturbing family secrets and, determined to find the truth, she goes back to the people and the places that might help her reconcile her feelings and face her fear of her own future.
David and Elle are both compelling characters to me. One looking backwards, feeling distress and guilt, one looking forwards filled with the fear she might walk the same path for reasons beyond her control.
What kept me turning these pages were the universal questions we ask ourselves. Are we destined to repeat the mistakes of our forefathers? Can we forgive the unforgivable? Who am I really? Does killing someone make you a murderer? Okay, maybe that last one isn’t as universal, but it certainly kept me riveted by this fine read.
- Danielle Marshall, Editor