Top positive review
You can never go home...
Reviewed in Australia on 30 May 2020
I was worried that this was just going to be a so-so read, but it picked up as the mystery began to unravel, and the twist at the end pushed this up to four stars.
Tory is a complicated character, and her childhood was the stuff of nightmares - trigger warning for child abuse/physical abuse - and I found her a reasonably compelling character to follow. Her relationship wit Cade, Faith and Wade was fun to watch develop, and I did like her uncle. Hope is a great ghost to be haunting all the characters. Her death, and the ripples it sent out are still in tact some 18 years later, so watching the dynamics of the main players rearrange themselves was also amusing.
Only had two issues. One was that Tory’s psychic abilities were either full on, or bemoaned about. I would have liked more recognition by others as to their validity when they’d all experienced her insight to some degree - plus the FBI agents were a no show in terms of active involvement. Then there is Margaret. A cold, rigid woman who we never see have to eat humble pie. That loose thread would have been a great one to read... especially given her prejudices and the identity of the killer.
Anyway, not a bad Nora Roberts story. Will grab a paperback copy to add to my shelves.
4 stars ⭐️