An unthinkable tragedy forever changes a group of teens and turns family against family in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that begs to be read in one sitting.
Best friends Lindsey, Kendra, and Dani endure every parent’s nightmare when a tragic accident befalls their teenage boys, leaving one dead, another in a coma, and a third too traumatized to speak.
Reeling from the worst night of their lives, the three mothers plunge into a desperate investigation of the bizarre incident. How could something so horrible happen in their wealthy Southern California suburb?
They soon discover that the accident was just the beginning, and troubling discoveries lead to chilling questions: Do they really know their children? Do they even know each other? As more secrets surface, a fog of doubt and suspicion threatens to poison their families, their friendships, and the whole community.
With the illusion of happiness and safety long gone, these women must now confront the hazards of heartbreak, the consequences of jealousy, and the dangers of living double lives.
No. of pages :- 281 pages
Date published:- will be published on August 18th 2020
Genre:- Domestic Thriller/Psychological Fiction
Dr. Lucinda Berry is a former clinical psychologist and leading researcher in childhood trauma. Now, she spends her days writing full-time where she uses her clinical experience to blur the line between fiction and nonfiction. She enjoys taking her readers on a journey through the dark recesses of the human psyche.
If Berry isn’t chasing after her son, you can find her running through Los Angeles, prepping for her next marathon. To hear about her upcoming releases, visit her on Facebook or sign up for her newsletter at https://lucindaberryauthor.com/
Thank you Netgalley and Thomas Mercer for the unpublished version of the book! This is the complete honest review of the book.
Dani, Lindsey and Kendra had been best friends since childhood and continued to carry on with their friendship through adulthood and even after they got married. Their teenage sons, Caleb, Jacob and Sawyer also continued with this tradition of friendship as well. However one traumatic night changes the entire lives of those mothers–one was shot dead, one fell into comatose and one was too traumatized to talk about what really happened that night. Each of them are struggling with this traumatic event, how they are dealing with the situation and eventually, secrets of what happened that night soon comes into the light…
I really like the pace of the story. The writing style was great and the author did a good job keeping the reader into the story. The situation at which these characters in the book are facing is really realistic–the emotions that a mother is going through when her son is dead, or worse being in coma for weeks seems real to me. The drugs, sex and all the things that teenagers nowadays do are realistic so the author did a good job outlining them in a realistic way. The story is told from the perspectives of the three mothers–Kendra, Lindsey and Dani so we know what each of them are going through with this terrible event, the emotions and sufferings they are faced with, the thought of their sons keeping a secret, the anger, the shame, all those feelings that each of the characters are feeling so the reader would get to know about each of the characters. It was also heartbreaking to read as well and how this event could also lead to a catastrophe in both their married life as well.
This is the first book I have read from this author so I was not disappointed at all. This book is a roller coaster ride, filled with emotions, friendships, trust issues and a heartbreaking story that will keep you hooked into the story. You can pre-order your copy now on Amazon as this will be released on August 18th 2020. Worth five stars!