What You Never Knew by Jessica Hamilton

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☆☆☆
.ePUB, 268 pages
Expected Publication: April 13th 2021 by Crooked Lane Books

About the Book:
Idyllic Avril lsland, owned by the Bennett family, where their hundred-year-old cottage sat nestled in acres of forest. Forty-year-old June Bennett believed that the island had been sold after the summer of her father's disappearance when she was only twelve years old. It's months after the shocking death of her older sister May in a fatal car accident, that June finds out that the cottage was never sold. Avril Island is still owned by the Bennett family and now it's hers. Still reeling from the grief of losing her sister, June travels back to Avril lsland in search of answers. As she digs, she learns that the townspeople believe her father may in fact have been murdered rather than having abandoned his family in the dead of night, as she was led to believe by her mother. And that's when she begins to notice strange things happening on the island--missing family possessions showing up, doors locking on their own, unexplained noises in the night, shadowy figures disappearing into the woods. It takes June no time at all to realize that her childhood summers at Avril Island were not at all what they had seemed to be.


My Review:
I really enjoyed the writing in the book, it was very lyrical. I also loved the setting and the idea of a mystery surrounded by the recent deaths of two close family members. The idea was a good one too as one of the points of view is from a dead person. But...

The story seemed to drag for me and a lot of it just didn't fly with me. I mean how many times can a person drink lots of wine, forget to charge their phone and not see what's right in front of them? I had this figured out pretty early on and by then end I was just bored with it. Jessica Hamilton has talent, that is not in question...But this book just wasn't for me. Three stars for great writing and that wonderful cover!

Disclosure:
Thank you NetGalley, Jessica Hamilton and Crooked Lane Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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