Everything We Keep

Everything We KeepEverything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale
Published by Lake Union Publishing on August 1st 2016
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1503935310
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three-stars

Received from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Aimee and James were childhood sweethearts who were planning on spending a life together. They have know each other since they were children and had big plans for their future. Unfortunately things did not turn out as they planned. James turned up missing after a business trip to Mexico. His body was found after months of searching and Aimee buried him on what was to be their wedding day.

On that same day she is approached by a psychic informing her James is still alive. Is this some cruel attempt to get money? Is she right? Is she wrong? These are the questions Aimee has to ask as she prepares to move on with a life without James in it.

As months go by, she does begin to move on and begin her new business. She also makes a new friend in Ian and things seem to be picking up for her. But then paintings go missing and she is again told that James is alive.

She decides to go to Mexico and do some investigating of her own.

Hmmm…there were parts of this book I really enjoyed. I liked the beginning, I liked the end. Unlike some reviewers, I actually liked the epilogue. But somewhere in the middle things got a little muddled for me. There were parts where I thought “come on already” and the explanation of Phil/Thomas/James and their business issues seemed a little contrived. Plus the connection of Laney/Lacey/ whatever you want to call her to 3 of the characters in the book – just did not work for me personally.

Did I like the book? Yes. Did I want to keep reading to see what really happened? You betcha. I just think she had too much going on in the middle.

three-stars