A very powerful book by a talented author. The story centers around Alison, a young woman who has spent the last five years in prison after killing her newborn baby. After being released to a halfway house, Alison is desperate to get in contact with her younger sister Brynn who has shunned her since she went to jail. Alison's story intersects with two other women, Claire and Charm. Secrets and truths rise to the surface as Alison comes to terms with her past and her future. The story is riveting and is told in a very strong voice by the author. I enjoyed this novel very much!
A great book that will not arrive on shelves until February 2011. Thanks to NetGalley I was able to download this book and read it off my computer.
A story twisted among the viewpoints of several women - I found this book to keep me sucked in for hours at a time. I was able to read this in three sittings, because once I started there was no way to stop. A gripping story of betrayal, loss and heartache that are all wrapped up in this unknowing little boy. I loved how the author slowly unloaded all the details throughout the book, so the reader kept waiting for each small moment to realize more of the backstory.
This book has successfully recharged my reading batteries. I was having a slump and because of this book, I am headed straight to my shelves to pick up another in hopes of getting deeply involved in another story.
As far as passing this book along - I would send this book to all my lady readers. Not for younger eyes, but definitely a great read for women who are mothers, daughters and sisters.
A page-turner that slowly unveils the details of a terrible event five years earlier that has repercussions on all the main characters, whether they realize it or not. Really liked the character named Charm. Story is a bit contrived and convenient. Not as good as Gudenkauf's The Weight of Silence.
What a well written heart wrenching story! Very well told of the families effected by one lone incident and the truth finally comes out after years of a torn family seeking peace.
Riveting! Couldn't put it down, read it in one day and kept thinking about it. 5 Stars.