by: Dr. Lucinda Berry
Published: September 20, 2016
Growing up abandoned by her father and raised by a single mother, Celeste was determined to create the perfect family but even perfect families have secrets. Celeste’s days are filled with a rewarding career, a devoted husband, and her four-year-old daughter. Only Celeste knows the precarious house of cards her family is built upon until the day her daughter falls critically ill. Celeste’s world quickly spirals out of control as her secret threatens to destroy her marriage, family, reputation, and sanity. She’ll go to any lengths to protect her family—take any risk, break any law—anything except tell the truth.
Oh. My. God.
This book left me reeling for days! Days, I tell you!
Celeste is a firecracker. She thinks she has it all until one incident blows her apart. She’s strong, but she’s weak. She’s full of secrets, and she will definitely go to desperate lengths to keep them hidden. In my bout of PPD, I could relate to Celeste as she questions her ability to be a mother. But lots of moms do. I know we’re not alone in that. This made Celeste relatable; however, there were other parts of her character I did question. All of the other characters were pretty much the same way. I could relate to each of them in one way or another. That usually doesn’t happen, so that was wonderful.
Dr. Lucinda Berry knows how to keep a reader on their toes! Some of the writing was super in-depth, which did contribute to the story. Other parts left out just enough to keep your imagination running.
I must say, though, I did have certain parts of this figured out. Basically early on in the book. BUT. This book took me into twists and turns that I didn’t see coming! So while I did guess (correctly) one of the main parts, the rest blew me away! Outstanding job with this one!
*I voluntarily read and reviewed a review copy of this book.