My Mother's Silence by Lauren Westwood
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published November 11th 2019 by Bookouture
About the Book:
Some things you can never escape. I should know. I’ve been running away for fifteen years, and now I’m right back where I started. Skye Turner’s family fell apart the day her twin sister Ginny died. Everyone in their tiny community in the Scottish Highlands accepted it was an accident, but more than one person in town is haunted by a secret from that night. Skye left after the funeral, believing her mother blamed her for Ginny’s death. Skye should have taken care of Ginny, should have been there to stop her falling from the cliffs that night. Over the years, she’s barely spoken to her mother, until the day she receives a phone call asking her to return home. As soon as Skye arrives in her childhood home, she knows something isn’t right. Her mother has kept the bedroom she shared with her sister like a shrine, Ginny’s clothes and diaries gathering dust, as though her mother thinks Ginny might come back. And there are whispers in town that Ginny wasn’t alone when she died. Skye is desperate to find out the truth, but her mother just wants her family back together. As Skye begins to unravel everyone’s lies, she realises the truth might tear her family apart for good.
This was my first Lauren Westwood novel and I am not sure if I liked it. This particular tale is part chick-lit part mystery and all confusing. A mix of genres can feel disjointed and that was the case here. The writing was okay but I found it to be a little over descriptive and kinda boring. I really couldn't get into the book or like the characters.
This is such a confusing story with so many characters and things going on that I’m not going to get into any of the plot, that's what the blurb is for. Suffice it to say that it is multi-layered, hard to keep straight and hard to believe. It was only the closing chapters that really set straight what the heck was going on in the novel.
Thank you NetGalley, Lauren Westwood and Bookouture for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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