Published by Berkley on June 5th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night the Lights Went Out comes an exquisite new novel about best friends, family ties and the love that can both strengthen and break those bonds.
It's been nine years since Larkin fled Georgetown, South Carolina, vowing never to go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she knows she has no choice but to return to the place that she both loves and dreads--and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin's mother, is discovered in the burned-out wreckage of her family's ancestral rice plantation, badly injured and unconscious. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years. Secrets that lead back to the past, to the friendship between three girls on the brink of womanhood who swore that they would be friends forever, but who found that vow tested in heartbreaking ways.
Larkin finds herself going back to the one places she said that she never go again, Georgetown, South Carolina. But with something happening with her mother, she has very little choice but to go back. Even if it means enduring secrets that weren’t supposed to ever be known about.
Ivy’s disappearance adds the already mounting secrets that she will uncover. Between the alternating times-lines the pieces fall into place revealing what happened to her mother and they why as well. I did figure out somethings along the way that had to do with mystery but I didn’t mind that all, and some I was wrong about too, so… I loved the setting in North Carolina and the gothicy feel it had. The characters were so amazing. especially Ceecee and Bitty from the past.
With the story having so many secrets that were buried, it doesn’t take long to swept in it all. It was all rather suspenseful following Larkin on her journey to the truth right up till the end. It turned out to be more than just a mystery, and more about family which I loved!
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