Author: Kerry Lonsdale
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Source: BEA 2016
Goodreads: Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents’ restaurant. But when her fiancé, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James’s funeral—a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace.
As Aimee struggles to reconstruct her life, she delves deeper into James’s disappearance. What she uncovers is an ocean of secrets that make her question everything about the life they built together. And just below the surface is a truth that may set Aimee free…or shatter her forever.
A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones we hold dear and the lengths they will go to protect us.
Ope’s Opinion: Wow! This book really surprised me! I just finished it and I am still absorbing the ending – not at all what I expected. Please tell me there is a sequel to this book. I want to know where they all are now – even the background characters are interesting.
I am a slow reader and I read this book in two days. It was so well written, that there were no wasted words or wasted dialogue. The story goes into the past, when you need to know something to understand the present. Just when you think this is going to be another predictable story line, Kerry Lonsdale takes you down another road.
I felt satisfied with the story until I read the epilogue – it threw me a little. I am still soaking that part in…