Monday, May 2, 2016
All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start. But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever?
Convicted of a crime she didn t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows.
But Allie s return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia. Even her own daughter Caroline, now a teenager, bristles at Allie s claims of innocence. Refusing defeat, a stronger, smarter Allie launches a battle for the truth, digging deeply into the past even if it threatens her parole status, personal safety, and the already-fragile bond with family.
As her commitment to finding the truth intensifies, what Allie ultimately uncovers is far worse than she imagined. Her own sister has been hiding a dark secret one that holds the key to Allie s freedom.
My thoughts: This is the first book I have read by Laura. While I thought that the story does a wonderful job of being suspenseful and moving along, with bits of the story coming out from each of their points of view over the course of the book, I did get tired of one of the characters and the games they played. I also felt like the story could have had a bit more development with some of the relationships, and less details on one of the the relationships (which probably doesn't make sense, but I don't want to give away any of the details! Let's just say it would of been fine with me if the author had just let the reader know the way the relationship was without any scenes). I would still give it a 4 out of 5 stars though, since it is an engaging story with an important theme and some suspenseful twists. I will say that I am glad that I am not in the place of the main character.;)
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.