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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 newsa 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

Publisher: Cornerstone

43 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

      1. 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!

      1. 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!

  3. 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. 🙂 🙂

    1. 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 🙈🙈

    1. 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

  4. Oooooo, adding this to my TBR list. Anything that makes you stop in your tracks is a MUST read for me on my end!!

  5. 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.

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