Raven Lane by Amber Cowie
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
About the Book:
Esme and Benedict Werner have an idyllic life in a tight-knit community until an accident in their cul-de-sac ends in the tragic sudden death of one of their dearest neighbors. After vindicating eyewitness accounts morph into contradictory memories, suspicion, and unaccountable accusations, Benedict is arrested. Esme’s life, too, is changed forever. As the neighborhood largely turns against her and her family, Esme has time to think about her past and what to do next. Then her fellow residents start looking deeper, questioning one another, and themselves, about hidden lies and betrayals. Esme has more than her share of secrets. And the consequences of what happened on that fateful late-summer evening on Raven Lane are far from over. When the mask of civility slips, can friends and neighbors recover from seeing the monstrous truths beneath?
I really enjoyed Rapid Falls so was very excited to be approved for Raven Lane, I wasn't disappointed either! A good suspense novel is hard to write believably but Ms. Cowie knows her stuff. From the very first page you'll suspect Esme and Benedict's relationship isn't what it seems and that it is more than likely they have some major issues.
Edgy, twisty, and utterly compelling, with a setting that'll give you a myriad of goosebumps, Raven Lane had me flipping the pages. I, too, had to know everything Esme and Benedict were hiding from their friends, their daughter, each other, and themselves, and what would happen when they revealed their truths? No spoilers but this does move back and forth in time to reveal the issues and it's just twisty enough that it kept me guessing. Great writing, suspenseful drama and many twists and turns make this an awesome read. Congratulations Amber Cowie on a sophomore winner!
Thank you NetGalley, Amber Cowie and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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