I cannot believe how many books I am whizzing through this year. Really for years I read only Christian based books including novels. Now I am reading all sorts of things and loving it. So my latest was "Unspoken" by Sam Hayes who also wrote "Blood Ties". I will definitely read Blood Ties as Unspoken was great.
376 pages and each chapter written as the thoughts or events in a timeframe of one of the main 3 characters. Mary Marshall the mother of Julia who for over 30 years has kept a dark secret. Mary is forced to confront the past and the awful events which set the scene for this story begin.
Julia stumbles across the brutalised body of a student from the school where she is a teacher and the terrible events from her mother's secret past begin to unfold.
Murray, Julia's soon to be ex husband, a drunk and a lawyer is dragged into the unfolding crisis and as he struggles with his addiction he finds clues to Mary's past which will change this family forever.
A good read, fairly fast paced and not so graphic to be off putting. Unfortunately I was able to work out for myself the whose who of the mystery some time before it was disclosed in the novel, always a little disappointing I think. But nonetheless the story is well written and quite interesting, mysterious and well just a good old read.
AND CAN YOU BELIEVE!!!!!!!!
I will be a nanny very, very soon, stay tuned and I will let you know...
The countdown begins.....