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One of the best books of 2021 for reasons galore. I was actually excited on reading the blurb. Then as the pages turned, the prose actually lived up to the blurb.
Meredith was a good mom to Zach, the best. Her life was looking on the up and up, with engagement to Reed and playing happy family with his kids. Until Zach was accused of molesting a girl at a Halloween party.
My first book by author Leanne Treese, I loved how she captured the emotions of a mother, wanting to do right by the girl but at the same time, knowing her son couldn’t have done such a thing. The constant tug of war was brilliant to read.
I loved how the dreams came crashing down on Meredith, the mother of the accused. Life changes were well shown. I couldn’t help but love when a beacon of light came into Meredith’s life where childhood friendship helped her through this atrocious time.
The author had sheer talent in the strokes of her pen. Emotions flowed easily, revealing her excellent command over the words. Hope and sadness, fear and new dreams, anger and helplessness were beautifully juxtaposed to each other.
A book I wanted to read fast to know the ending and read slowly to prevent the end from coming up too soon was what spiked my pulse. I had to know the ending. So I finished the book.
There is a tiny error in a medical fact, but the reader in me asked the doc inside to hush up. This is not a hard core crime or legal thriller but a suspense but with moments of women’s fiction too. The best that is!!
What could I say more? Read the book!! It is simply wonderful.
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After the tragic death of her husband, Meredith Morgan spends a decade raising her son, Zach, alone. On the verge of Zach’s graduation from high school, Meredith moves in with her fiancé, Dr. Reed Edwards, excited to begin a new chapter. But, when Zach is accused of sexually assaulting the daughter of a prominent lawyer, Meredith’s life spins out of control. Reed’s ex-wife does not want their daughters in the same house as Zach; Meredith’s best friend distances herself and her sons from the fray. Only childhood friend and lawyer, Peter Flynn, remains by Meredith’s side.
As Peter and Meredith team up to prove Zach’s version of the events, long buried feelings resurface, complicating an already difficult circumstance. Meanwhile, evidence mounts against Zach and Meredith faces the ever-increasing likelihood her son is guilty. Struggling to cope with the idea of Zach behind bars, Meredith learns just how far a mother will go to protect her own.
Publication Date: July 2021
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