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Two women wanting to escape + 1 car = a road journey. That was the core of the book by author Suzanne Redfearn, inspired by Thelma and Louise, which had many rocking emotional moments as the story progressed.
I loved the author’s earlier book and hoped this one too would touch my emotions on a deeper level. Initially, it took me some time to connect with the two women. Both Hadley and Grace had their own problems. Wife was abused, employee was fooled.
Slowly as the pages turned, traversing through many implausible events including car chase and shooting, with FBI closing in, the writing revealed the strength in the two women. Their friendship was forged by the trials they faced together.
Emotions slowly found me, in their laughter and tears, pain and happiness, and I was pulled along as the shotgun rider on this trip. The author revealed her prowess in writing emotive dialogues, at the way the book wrenched my heart-strings. The characters were nuanced well; they shone as the story progressed. Had me cheering for them.
Overall, a beautiful heart-warming story.
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Needing to escape her abusive marriage, Hadley flees with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance. A woman who can’t even kill a spider, Hadley soon finds herself pushed to the limits as she fights to protect her family.
Grace, new mother of baby Miles, desperately wants to put her rough past behind her for good, but she finds it impossible when her path crosses with Hadley’s, and her quest for a new start quickly spirals out of control and turns into a terrifying flight for survival.
Stronger together than apart, the two find their fates inextricably entwined, and as the danger closes in, each must decide how much she is willing to risk for the other.
Publication Date: February 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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