Title: Whisper Me This
Author: Kerry Anne King
Genre: Mystery, Contemporary, Fiction
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Single mother Maisey Addington has always fallen short of her own mother’s expectations—never married, a bit adrift, wasting her high IQ on dead-end jobs. The only thing Maisey’s sure she’s gotten right is her relationship with her twelve-year-old daughter, Elle…until a phone call blows apart the precarious balance of their lives. Maisey’s mother is in a coma, and her aging father faces charges of abuse and neglect.
Back at her childhood home, Maisey must make a heartrending life-or-death decision. Her confused father has destroyed family records, including her mother’s final wishes. Searching for answers, Maisey uncovers one unspeakable secret after another when she stumbles upon a shattering truth: a twin sister named Marley.
Maisey’s obsession with solving the mystery of her sister forces her to examine her darkest memories and triggers a custody battle with Elle’s father. Will Maisey’s love for her daughter be strong enough to break a cycle of abuse and create a new beginning for them all?
I’m trying to read more mystery books this year, and I’m so happy that I had the chance to read this book!
I really loved the story but just a fair warning, it talked about domestic violence/abusive relationships.
The story revolved on Maisey; her personal struggles with the father of her child, the death of her mother, and an investigation against her father who’s showing early signs of dementia.
I admired how this book shown such strong female characters. I loved how Maisey and Leah did everything that they could to survive an abusive relationship and protect their child. Even Maisey’s daughter, Elle, who’s just a 12-year old girl seemed wise beyond her years.
Aside from these amazing characters, I got hooked with the story as well. Lots of family secrets were revealed as you go through the chapters which made this unputdownable! This was an intense and emotional read.
Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for providing me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
“But I am not brave, and I have never been strong enough to carry the weight of my mother’s ambitions and expectations, to bear the brunt of her obsessive love.”
“I keep waiting for some great life purpose to rise up in front of me and declare itself, but I don’t seem to be wired for greatness.”
“His anger is not my fault. I am not responsible for his behavior, then or now.”
“I hear forgiveness in all these things, and love, and I’m able to let go of this moment and take a step toward the rest of my life.”
Soundtrack: Pieces (Hushed) by Andrew Belle
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About the Author:
Kerry Anne King is the author of the international bestselling novel Closer Home. Licensed both as an RN and a Mental Health Counselor, she draws on her experience working in the medical and mental health fields to explore themes of loss, grief, and transformation. Kerry lives in a little house in the big woods of the inland northwest with her Viking, three cats, a dog, and a yard full of wild turkey and deer. She also writes fantasy and mystery novels as Kerry Schafer.