Digital Reads Reviews

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A fun family drama with suspense and mystery surrounding the main character Nell and her grandmom Lillian. Author Lesley Sanderson has written about a family well enveloped in secrets, hidden in past, soon winding its way into the present.

Nell got a call from the lawyers about her mom’s death a few days ago. But her mom had died 30 years ago. So said her grandmom. Why did she lie?

Having read nearly all of the author’s books, I was happy reading this quiet number. A slow driven plot, the story showed me Nell’s puzzlement over her family. I liked her determination as she went about slowly digging into the past one photograph after another.

Few shocks held her still, but the gutsy gall was quite keen to get to the truth even when pranksters and stalkers tried to halt her journey. The story seemed familiar, therein laid my comfort. I wanted a stress-free book and this ticked all my requirements.

A good breakfast read.

I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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The news of her mother’s death hits Nell as if she’s been shot. The letter must be some kind of prank, but who could be so cruel? Because Nell’s mother died nearly thirty years ago.

When Nell was just a tiny baby, her parents died in a car crash, leaving her to be raised by her devoted grandmother, Lilian. So when the lawyer’s letter arrives, informing her of her mother Sarah’s very recent death, it destroys everything Nell thought she knew. Her grandmother loved her, so why did she lie? And why did her mother abandon her?

Nell knows she can never recapture the years with her mother that were taken from her, and fears this will haunt her forever. Now she won’t rest until she finds out why she was so cruelly deceived. But her family’s past has been kept secret for a reason, and someone is desperate for it to stay that way. How much danger will Nell risk for the truth?

Publication Date: June 2020

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