The Ones We Trust

Author: Kimberly Belle                      the ones
Publisher: MIRA
Genre:  Contemporary Fiction
Source: Emer Flounders


Goodreads:  A moving and evocative exploration of grief and guilt in the wake of one family’s devastating loss.

When former DC journalist Abigail Wolff attempts to rehabilitate her career, she finds herself at the heart of a US army cover-up involving the death of a soldier in Afghanistan — with unspeakable emotional consequences for one family. As the story of what happened comes to light, Abigail will do anything to write it.

The more evidence she stumbles upon in the case, the fewer people it seems she can trust, including her own father, a retired army general. And she certainly never expected to fall in love with the slain soldier’s brother, Gabe, a bitter man struggling to hold his family together. The investigation eventually leads her to an impossible choice, one of unrelenting sacrifice to protect those she loves.

Beyond the buried truths and betrayals, questions of family loyalty and redemption, Abigail’s search is, most of all, a desperate grasp at carrying on and coping — and seeking hope in the impossible.

Ope’s Opinion:  From the very beginning this book had my attention.  I really liked reading a first person perspective in this book.  It was fun to see things from Abigail’s point of view. It let me figure things out as she did.  

I live near DC, so the setting was familiar and made the story more fun to read.  I always enjoy reading a story set where I can see the places they are writing about.

I think the title is very appropriate.  At times Abigail did not know who she could trust.

Side Note:  The foul language was over the top, not needed, and did not add anything to this story.  Other then the language, I would recommend this book.

Rating: 4 – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.