Published May 21st 2020 by Bookouture
Janey’s mother passed away four months earlier. Just before she died, she told Janey a secret she’d been keeping for many years. She also gave Janey a box and told her that the contents would explain everything. So far, Janey hasn’t felt strong enough to open it.
Janey’s eight-year-old son, Rowan is nervous about being the new kid at his new school. Janey is also worried that she won’t fit in with the local mothers. Then Janey meets Tanya. Tanya really helps Janey settle in. Janey’s husband, Isaac worked late almost every night at his previous job. He tells her this time their family will be his priority. Unfortunately, so far nothing has changed. Janey can tell something is bothering Isaac and he keeps warning her not to get to close to their new neighbors.
Janey and Tanya’s friendship grows. Janey feels she can trust Tanya. But then one night after a few drinks, Janey shares something very personal. Immediately she regrets it, but Tanya promises she won’t say a word to anyone. But something happens that has Janey terrified her secret past is going to come out.
Janey will soon realize she’s not the only one keeping secrets. Around here, EVERYONE has a skeleton or two.
This was a fast-paced and easy read. There were some good twists and an intriguing story-line that held my interest from start to finish. Most of the novel is told from Janey’s perspective. We learn about Janey’s past and her life with her mother. I was curious about the big deathbed secret. I made plenty of guesses, but I wasn’t even close. I couldn’t wait to read how everything would come together in the end.
Another engrossing and entertaining read from K.L Slater!
I’d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.