"My heart is breaking with every word you don't say..."

"It doesn't have to be this way, US not talking, US not being US..."

Monday, January 13, 2014

Self-Published Judge Not Forgotten

This was a real page-turner!  
Deanna and her son move back to where she grew up, hoping to get some closure on the past and settle in for her future. There is a lot to overcome. Deanna was assaulted as a young girl on a date and became pregnant, only to have the baby girl die at birth.  Then her parents died in a tragic fire and she is estranged from her sister a relationship she hopes to mend by moving back.  But her sister and son are in an auto accident and she becomes convinced that her son's doctor is the daughter she was told died at birth. Then people start dying and at every turn as she is trying to unravel the mystery that is her past, and danger lurks at every corner. Things are not at all what they seem, and there are a lot of buried secrets that certain people don't want to come out.  It is a dark tale, with a lot of intrigue and secrets.  Overall, I thought the book was well written the plot was good, the characters interesting and mysterious.  I thought a couple aspects (concerning secrets kept and for how long) might have been a bit beyond the credibility level.  There is some rather graphic and unpleasant sexual content that some readers might find uncomfortable (it was not gratuitous, it was consistent with the storyline) and which would not be appropriate for younger readers.  Overall well written and would recommend to appropriate audience.