Author: Emily Bleeker
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Source: Ashley of Amazon
Goodreads: From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of When I’m Gone comes a compelling novel of a bond between sisters, tested by tragedy…
Ellie Brown thought she’d finally escaped her stifling hometown of Broadlands, Illinois; med school was supposed to be her ticket out. But when her father has a stroke, she must return home to share his care with her older sister, Amelia, who’s busy with her own family. Working as a paramedic, Ellie’s days are monotonous, driving an ambulance through streets she’d hoped never to see again.
Until a 911 dispatch changes everything. The address: her sister’s house. Rushing to the scene, Ellie discovers that Amelia and her husband, Steve, have been shot in a home invasion. After Amelia is rushed to the hospital, Ellie tries to make sense of the tragedy. But what really happened inside her sister’s house becomes less and less clear. As Amelia hangs on in critical condition, Ellie uncovers dark revelations about her family’s past that challenge her beliefs about those closest to her…and force her to question where her devotions truly lie.
Ope’s Opinion: This is my second book by Emily Bleeker and I hope there will be many more. She can really weave a story with twists that are believable. The story is told from two sisters perspective – one from present and one from the past. Most chapters left you hanging – leaving you wanting the next part.
There were some secrets that I figured out ahead of time, but there were several secrets that came out later and surprised me. It was an enjoyable read that kept me thinking…
I am not sure Emily Bleeker left the ending open so there could be a sequel, but it left me feeling it wasn’t finished. I would still recommend the book.
I enjoyed it as well but also felt it was a bit open-ended so I’d definitely read a follow-up!
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