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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

What You Never Knew by Jessica Hamilton

The opening chapter of this story was so surprising that I knew the story that followed had to be unusual. April Bennett was not good maternal material. She seemed capricious and self centred and was able to manipulate both her young daughters into believing whatever she said. When she died, and within a very very short period her elder daughter May passed away in an accident, June the 40year old youngest was left to piece the puzzle of whatever was left behind. Told by June throughout, with the spirit of May always hovering over her protective and trying to direct her in whatever way was the best told a story of murder, mayhem, break up of families, cover up and now at last the final denouncement of all the lies that went before. Set in a what should have been an idyllic island, it was at turns peaceful and overwhelming. Excellent reading Sent by Crooked Lane Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.