Published by HarperCollins Publishers on April 17th 2018
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“Keep your enemies close and your sister closer.”
Sisters Penny and Hattie have always had secrets! It began in childhood and continues to the current day. But the current secret is the biggest one of all – it is the one which could lead to their downfall. Will the truth come out or will they crumble under the weight of the secret they share? After Penny’s husband dies in a house fire, Penny and Hattie live together in their childhood home and things appear to be great between them. But then Penny brings a man home and he enters their lives changing things between all of them forever. Words such as “you owe me” are said, hidden resentments, jealousy, secrets and lies bubble to the surface. Will their loyalty and sisterly bonds be enough to weather any storm? Will the burden of keeping a secret burn a hole in their relationship and sever their bond?
“Let no man put asunder. Let no man pull us under.”
I read this book in one day, which was very easy to do. I was drawn into these sister’s world and wanted to know what would happen next. Relationship are complicated, and they certainly are in this book. There are a lot of dynamics going on between the two sisters. They have a close bond not only because they are sister very close in age but also because they share a secret which can only tear them apart or keep them close together.
This is a book is a mystery and not a mystery at the same time – confusing I know. The reader is given hints and will eventually learn the truth, but this book is about more than just a mystery. It is about family ties, domestic abuse, secrets, lies, resentments, sharing a history with someone and love. How far are you willing to go for someone you love? What are you willing to sacrifice? What are you willing to do to pay a debt?
I found this book to be well written and captivating. These women had a dysfunctional family that leaves the reader to question “what is going to happen next?”
Thank you to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.