The book stopped me in my tracks!! I was walking with kindle in my hand as I couldn’t stop reading the story, and the twist hit me with a BAM and I stopped. (I had to be prodded by my neighbor to walk again which was kinda embarrassing)
Stella, Bonnie, and Danny lived on the island of Evergreen with their parents when suddenly they had to leave their home in the middle of the night with an impending storm. What happened that night which caused them to leave? After 2 decades of life moving on from them, Stella caught the news – a body was found buried in their backyard on Evergreen. She had to go back and get to the truth.
Heidi Perks is absolutely brilliant. I would be her fan forever. She has woven the three twines of mystery, suspense, and family secrets, in a thread so strong that none can match up to her. She caused my breath to hitch on a gasp. My heart stopped. I didn’t die, but became alive again. The thrill in her book jumpstarted my heart like a shock to my being. The twists spoke to the core of my reader’s soul, to say the least.
Stella was a good counselor and a great sister. She had a secret seen which could never be unseen, a secret so dark that she hoped it would be buried with her. Danny had disappeared from their lives long ago, though he did come back with a truth. Bonnie turned alcoholic, went to rehab, started a new life, but would her hidden truth ever remain in the past. All this and more made me never stop reading the book. I went so slow savoring each word, looking at the book with wondrous eyes pondering about the layers it would reveal. What more can one ask from a thriller.
The book simply blew my mind away. I simply loved it, and it loved me back
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Cornerstone, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body.
For Stella Harvey the news is doubly shocking. The body has been found in the garden of her childhood home – the home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago.
Now, questioning her past and desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the isolated island. But she quickly finds that the community she left isn’t as welcoming as she remembers – and that people in it will go to any length to protect their secrets.
One thing rings true…
You can’t bury the truth forever.
Publication Date: 1st June 2019
Oh wow, it sounds amazing! I already loved her previous novel so much so this makes me really happy! I still haven’t received the copy that was meant to be on its way to me… I hope it comes soon, I can’t wait to read it!
You will love it Inge. It was wonderful ♥️
Great review – i need to try this authors work out
Thank you so much. This book was sooo good.
Loved your review, Shalini! I haven’t read any of Heidi Perks’ books yet, but I want to.
Oh please do. She is wonderful. I love her
This one sounds really good! I’ve read one of her books but didn’t realize she had another one. I’ll have to look for it! Fabulous review, Shalini!
I was so happy when I got approved. I love her books
I didn’t realize she’d written more than one, lol. I guess I need to look her up on Goodreads. For some reason I thought the book I read was her debut. I’m glad you were approved for this!
Okay. Now, I have new TBR on my list.
Yayy hope you love it too
Thank you so much Jaya. How are you? I missed you. I thought you are on a vacation
Hey Shalini, thanks for missing this scaredy-cat! No vacation, just the heat and students and guests. I’m on a re-reading binge right now, all my old favourites. Happy time!
Ayya re-reading. Yahan reading hua nahi, time kahan hai re-reading ke liye 😂😂😂😂
You gallop, I meander 😁
Sounds like a good book. Great review x
Thank you Sarah ❤️
Sounds good! One for my list, I think 😊
This was really really good. I love this author
Oh yay! A book that blew your mind !! Great review!
Oh yes it did…. I have some great books in my kindle now
Uh, oh. Now I’ve GOT to have this book, Shalini!! Excellent review of an author I’ve come to like💜
You havta.. You havta it was fabulous
Good review. Secrets–they cause problems in both fiction and real life!
I have lotsa secrets… And they will remain so… Hushhh 😂😂😂
Oooh, wow! This sounds really good. Great review, Shalini. I have not read any of this author’s books, but now I want to. 🙂 Your neighbor probably knows by now to watch out when you’re wandering around with your kindle. Haha. 🙂 🙂
Hahaha… Don’t tell anyone.. I was walking down the road on way to cab… Got screamed at by a stranger 🤦♀️🤦♀️ that was my prodding 🙈🙈
Love this review! So thrilled that you love this so much! And perhaps you should invest in some audiobooks rather than Reading and walking. if I were ever to do that I would so not be with us anymore!
I tried that, it is too expensive and I don’t get all the international books on Audible at the moment. It is still in beta stage
about time one loved you back 😉
I agree… Some of my books love me. Men don’t 🤷♀️🤦♀️
I LOVE pops of red in a cover- so dramatic! This sounds like a must-read, thanks for the comprehensive review 🙂
This was a fabulous book with so many secrets of the past.. ❤️ Thank you
Wonderful review! I love the sound of this one.
What a wonderful lovely review. Thank you, Shalini! Best wishes, Michael
Oooooo, adding this to my TBR list. Anything that makes you stop in your tracks is a MUST read for me on my end!!
It was simply fabulous.. I had to know who killed and why killed and when killed… 😂 😂
stirring review Shalini! sounds like a thriller i’ll have to check into!
This was a fun whodunit with family secrets.. I loved it
Wow, this book sounds amazing Shalini. Secrets, mystery, suspense with a wonderful twist. Sign me up. Awesome review Shalini. Off to Amazon to see how much this one is.
You’ve got to read ilthis Carla. It is fabulous
I will watch for its release here. Thanks.