The body of an unidentified woman has been found on a local beach in a small town. The police have no suspects.
Gloria is used to solitude. Widowed and still grieving her late husband, she spends her days with only her faded photographs for company. But when a young woman is murdered nearby, Gloria grows anxious. Living alone in an old farmhouse, surrounded by empty woods, there’s no one for miles who would hear her scream.
When freelance travel writer Beth arrives with her trailer to live on Gloria’s land, Gloria is relieved not to be alone. The police have no suspects in the murder and fearless Beth makes Gloria feel safe. Then Gloria discovers Beth is a widow too: the women become closer and begin to share their secrets.
But soon Gloria starts to wonder… what does she actually know about Beth? About what brought her to this isolated spot? About how her husband really died? Is it a coincidence that she’s arrived just as this small town has seen its first murder in decades?
Gloria thought that Beth had told her all her secrets. She was wrong.
This was a great read! Sometimes I have to force myself a bit to continue reading but with this one: no way I had to do that! I flew through it like I was on a TGV.
It was a very fascinating book. The story is seen through the eyes of the two widows who each have a very different life and background. From the very start there was a suspenseful atmosphere and you don’t really know who to trust or what the connection is with the beginning of the book.
Little by little everything is revealed and I closed the book with a very happy feeling. Not because of what happened of course but because of the way the story was structured and written.
This book is about what betrayal can lead to and so much more. 5 stars.
Thank you, Laura Wolfe and Bookouture
About the author
Laura Wolfe is a lover of animals and nature. When she is not writing, she can be found playing games with her highly-energetic kids, riding horses, growing vegetables in her garden, or spoiling her rescue dog. She lives in her home state of Michigan with her husband, son, and daughter. Laura’s YA mystery, Trail of Secrets, was named as a Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Laura holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan and a JD from DePaul University. She is an active member of multiple writing groups, including Sisters in Crime and the SCBWI.