I’m faced with the conundrum of writing a review to encourage other readers to give this book a shot without spoiling things in a book that would be so easy to spoil.
This book was addicting from the very start. Secrets were being kept, and Pinborough makes the reader desperate to unearth those secrets. But then the secrets start spilling out, and they don’t stop. It’s a lot for the reader to handle. But it keeps you reading because you want some resolution. If anything, the ending leaves you wanting. Things are swept up, and some things that were significant plot points don’t fully resolve satisfyingly. I was left wanting more, which is really disappointing. But overall, the journey was addicting and made for a super fun read.
About the Book: (I so desperately want to add a comma after job in the blurb)
Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job and her best friend Marilyn.
But when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him, too. Maybe she’s ready now. Maybe she can trust again. Maybe it’s time to let her terrifying secret past go.
But when her daughter rescues a boy from drowning and their pictures are all over the news for everyone to see, Lisa’s world explodes.
As she finds everything she has built threatened, and not knowing who she can trust, it’s up to Lisa to face her past in order to save what she holds dear.
But someone has been pulling all their strings. And that someone is determined that both Lisa and Ava must suffer.
Because long ago Lisa broke a promise. And some promises aren’t meant to be broken.