The Children's Secret by Nina Monroe
.ePUB, 264 pages
Expected Publication: September 7th 2021 by Crooked Lane Books
About the Book:
Nothing ever happens in a sleepy town like Middlebrook. Until the residents are shaken to their core, when one hot Saturday afternoon, at a back-to-school party, nine children sneak into a barn...and only eight come out unharmed. The press immediately starts asking questions. What type of parents let their children play unsupervised in a house with guns? What kind of child pulls the trigger on their friend? And most importantly: of the nine children who were present in that barn, which one actually pulled the trigger, and why are the others staying silent?
This book is heartbreaking in a lot of ways, the characters in this book are so real that even after finishing the book they stay with you. I really admire how the author wrote from the children's point of view and their dialog, it felt authentic. I also like how the detective and the police investigation was secondary. This was very much character driven, even though the reader really wants to find out what really happened.
I haven't read anything by Nina Monroe before and was so pleased that I requested this. Some painful themes are explored throughout this book and it is very well written. It was so intense at times and it drew me in right away and I found it absorbing. I definitely recommend reading it...brilliant story line, emotional on all levels...Excellent reading.
Thank you NetGalley, Nina Monroe 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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