Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Unspoken by Lisa Jackson

When Shelby opens an envelope with no return address and a photo of a little girl falls out, she knows her past is coming back to haunt her...

Kensington Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  You can buy a copy now at your local bookstore.

If you haven't read this author before, you're in for a real treat.  She messes with your mind, makes you sit too long in one place reading, and tantalizes you with the thought there is more than one way her story could end.

Nine years ago, Shelby had had a child.  Her father told her it was born dead and Shelby moved on with her life.  She left town, left her love, and became independent by doing a job she loved.  When this picture drops out of the envelope, she knows her father lied to her and her child is still alive.  She drops everything and comes home to find her.  The secret is buried deep, however, and it takes her time to dig through the lies and find the truth.

Another complication for her is the fact that her lover of the past is still there.  Not only that, but a man who had raped her in her youth is getting out of prison.  That means it's not safe for Shelby, but she's not leaving until she finds her daughter.

Ms. Jackson always writes twisted tales with unusual circumstance and they sound totally real.  I also find myself empathizing with her characters.  She always grabs my attention and keeps me glued to her books.  Why don't you give her a try?  I bet you'll feel the same.  

Happy reading.    

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