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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Review: The Truth We Bury




 

This is my last post until I return in mid-August. I've satisfied all my NetGalley reviews until September :)
See you when I see you, and enjoy your summer-- reading and otherwise!


The Truth We Bury by Barbara Taylor Sissel

Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by Lake Union Publishing 
received from the publisher through NetGalley for a fair and honest review

*****
Barbara Taylor Sissel does it again with a contemporary, dysfunctional family "women's fiction" sure to satisfy her fans, and fans of the genre. I've read several of her novels and am always pleased by the interesting characterizations and the Texas settings. This dialogue is authentic and the plot will pull you in. I enjoyed this one as much as Faultlines, Safekeeping, and Body of Evidence. This one also deals with a mystery, to boot (no pun intended).

Without giving away too much of the plot I can say it deals with two dissimilar families being thrown together for an upcoming wedding-- one is wealthy and privileged, but keeping secrets, and the other is run by a single parent who struggles to pay the bills and keep a firm hand on her free-spirited daughter. The story is also heavily impacted by a PTSD theme and doesn't skirt around the issue of how we should treat returning soldiers who are suffering from this invisible disability. Add to the mix the discourse in a multi-generational relationship between three generations on the family ranch-- and not one, but two, murders of young women-- and you have a book sure to keep you turning the pages late at night!
4/5 star rating

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