So you may not know this, but I am on a Lianne Moriarty kick at the moment. It started with Big Little Lies. To be perfectly honest, the cover of that book really intrigued me, so I bought it. Yep, I admit it. I judge books by their covers. To begin with. But it is the meat of the book that keeps me coming back.
And come back I do when it comes to Lianne Moriarty.
Rachel Crowley is a widow who has a son that she barely notices since that fateful day in the early 80s when her daughter, Janey was murdered.
Cecilia and John-Paul Fitzpatrick have the perfect marriage and three wonderful children.
Connor Whitby was in high school in the early 80s and just so happened to be in love with Janey Crowley.
Tess and Will O’Leary started an ad agency with her cousin and best friend, Felicity. The long hours and time spent with only each other causes a bit of, well, problems. You see, Will, it seems, has fallen in love with Felicity. And Felicity has pretty much always been in love with Will.
Tess heads home to care for her mother who has managed to break her ankle.
Re-enter Connor Whitby into Tess O’Leary’s life. Just what she needed? Didn’t need? Let’s just call him a major distraction for Tess in the height of her sadness.
The 28th anniversary of Janey’s death is quickly approaching and Rachel’s feelings of rage toward Connor, whom she is certain killed her daughter, are growing by leaps and bounds.
Cecilia heads to the attic on fateful day to search for a piece of the Berlin Wall for her very inquisitive daughter who happens to be obsessed with the Berlin Wall at the moment.
It is during that fateful attic exploration that Cecilia finds an envelope addressed to her to be opened in the event of John-Paul’s death.
And suddenly everything changes. For everyone. For ever.
A very intriguing read. Curious, inventive. Startling. You will fall in love with Cecilia’s daughters and want only the best for them.
You will suffer with Rachel, and you will hope that somehow she can come to terms with her grief and her hatred.
You will feel anguish with Cecilia. And you will share in confusion with Tess.
If you are looking for a great story, this is a great story.
If you are looking for a great story and an awesome audio book, you will certainly want to download this one. Caroline Lee at her finest!