Published August 18th 2020 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books
A gripping and thought-provoking read!
Liz is a pediatrician who is on call one evening when her friend, Jess brings her ten-month-old daughter, Betsey to the emergency room. Jess tells Liz that Betsey had fallen at home. She didn’t think it was serious but thought she should bring her in to be examined just in case.
After examining Betsey, Liz has some questions but Jess is being very vague with her answers. Liz has known Jess for some time. She is a fantastic mother of three who has also been a terrific friend to Liz. But now, Liz wonders if she ever really knew Jess at all.
Jess is shocked by what happens at the hospital. Things quickly go from bad to worse…
Who can be trusted?
Secrets, lies, and deception.
The majority of the story is told from Jess and Liz’s point of view. I read it quickly as I was anxious about how things were going to play out. It was gripping but some parts were uncomfortable to read. At times, I definitely had to suspend disbelief but there were also parts that felt very real and honest.
I really thought I had things figured out but I did not see that ending coming!!!
Overall, this was a well-written character-driven domestic suspense novel. It was an interesting story about motherhood and relationships that also deals with important issues like postpartum depression, anxiety, parenting, and more.
I look forward to reading more from Sarah Vaughan.
I’d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.