Who do you trust when everyone is lying?
My name is Tess Parker.
Two days ago, I was in a car accident with my sister-in-law, Torrie. Before she slipped into a coma, she asked my husband and me to care for her four-month-old son, Levi.
Yesterday, a woman claiming to be Torrie’s estranged sister knocked on our door. But Torrie has no siblings . . . or so she said. She and my brother were only together a short time before he left, and Torrie has clearly been keeping secrets.
Today, another of Torrie’s “sisters” has come to town. Both say the other is lying about who they are.
Neither of them is telling the truth.
Both of them want Levi.
A devasting event happened a while ago, but you are still not over it. That’s of course because you feel guilty even thought it was an accident and you were not the one to cause it. Furthermore there is the culprit you are sure is keeping their eye on you or are you mistaken?
Now, a few months later, you are still unable to relax. Does someone believe you or do they think you are over reacting? You feel you should be supported, but the one you should trust the most, acts weirdly and you feel like you are all alone.
You want to trust again. You want to stop lying, but you feel like you have to to protect yourself.
For a second time something happens on your watch, but this time you will do everything you can to solve the mystery. You were sure you knew who was behind it, but ware you right?
I love books by this author. He always creates a very particular atmosphere with his stories. I can’t really put my finger on it. I don’t think a word has been invented for this feeling they give me.
I always have a bit of a love-hate relationship with his characters. One minute I could kick them, the next I would like to take them in my arms to console them. One thing is for sure though. They are great books that make me sit and read, read and read.
I really liked the previous one, I loved this one. I am wondering where he will take me in the next one. 5 stars
Thank you, Erik Therme
About the author
Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa–one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7831573.Erik_Therme
Blog: NAWebsite: https://eriktherme.com