PUBLISHER: Mobius Books (formerly Quercus)
PUBLICATION DATE: March 7th, 2019
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Thank you to Mobius Books for inviting me to be a part of this exciting blog tour and for gifting me a beautiful, finished paperback copy of this book to read and share my review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Even the deepest buried secrets can find their way to the surface…
Moments before she dies, Nicola’s grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden.
Nicola’s mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola’s daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty’s garden, it’s clear that something sinister has taken place.
But will unearthing painful family secrets end up tearing Nicola’s family apart?
This book was chilling, addictive, and intense! I loved the lies, secrets and betrayals in this novel, especially since they were across many generations. Not only did Nicola’s grandmother Betty have many family secrets she was hiding, so too did Nicola’s mother. What secrets could they possibly be hiding and why? What could be so bad that they were willing (almost!) to take those secrets to the grave?
That is until Nicola’s sick and dying grandmother Betty whispers to her before she passes away that there are babies in the garden. Then she slips away before Nicola could get more answers. Babies in the garden? That cannot be! Why would there be babies in the garden? And if there were babies truly in the garden, which babies were they? Desperate for answers Nicola asks her mother for clarification and to try to seek out answers, but Nicola’s mother gets very upset and claims Nicola is talking nonsense. She closes off herself and gets angry, telling Nicola to forget it as she is mistaken. But Nicola is determined her grandmother was telling the truth and sets out to uncover the mystery of those last words and get some answers, whatever the cost.
I loved Nicola’s character. She was a lovely person and I enjoyed her character. She was a kind and caring mother and wife, and loved her family dearly. She wanted what was best for her family, and was determined to uncover the truth and find out what her family was possibly hiding and why. Even though the truth had the potential to tear her family apart as she knew it, she still set out to uncover the truth.
Chapter after chapter is full of shocking twists and turns, and shocking revelations that will have you flipping through the pages to the very shocking ending. I loved this book and I am sure you will too!
Be sure to add this book to your TBR list. It is on sale now!
MY RATING: 5/5 stars
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