08/09/2015

Summer Book Review: My Sister's Secret by Tracy Buchanan




My Synopsis
Imagine This: You are still reeling from the death of your parents. Parents who were the best anyone would ever want, at least that's all you know.

You go on with your life traveling from one location to another, just fleeting through, hoping some way your job as a diver would give you both the thrill and the time to heal. But years have passed and you are not exactly sure if you've moved on from this loss. The pain is always as fresh the night your aunt broke it to you they died underwater.

Upon a recent diving gig, to uncover lost possessions from your parents and see their underwater grave, you find out the initials "N&C" in your mother's purse.

Of course, it can't be a designer label. Your dad had been rich enough to buy your mum "D&G" (because who exactly is "N&C"—not someone anyone would be wearing, that's for sure). It doesn't help your mum's name begins with a 'C' and your dad's DOESN'T begin with an 'N'. 

What's going on in this purse? Why is your aunt so secretive about your past? Why is no one telling you the truth? 

Answers you can only find in the past. You must travel back in time to uncover your life story. You must dive deep down submerged forests underwater for answers you need.

Willow's complicated past laden with secrets, suspense and lies summarized for your delight.



My Review. 

I liked this book.

Good storyline. Writing a book about past secrets, family secrets is always a winner. So much unraveling to do. So much layers upon layers of secrets revealed to keep the reader glued to his seat. A star.── ★ 

The main characters were good too. You'd love Charity, the mother of Willow whose story is told in the past. Her complicated ties with a man who ruined her family. Her affair with a married man trying to get his wife on track. Willow's life is also plagued with enough mysteries of secrets of the past and her underwater adventures.── ★★

Other characters I loved were: Niall, the guy Charity can't ever forget but should. Dan, the married man Charity feels she has an unmistakable chemistry with. There's also Ajay, Willow's Indian diving companion. You'd also love the secretive and surly Hope, aunt of Willow. And Lana, wife of Dan, who's not all right upstairs.── ★★★ 

I love the persistent mystery in this title. Secrets capable of making any reader gasp out loud. A star.── ★★★★

All in all, I liked this book. But I wished I could have loved, loved it. Reading it was like watching the heart monitor of a dying patient. Too many flat-lines then you are jolted awake by a peak (which happens when another layer of secret is uncovered).

My rating: FOUR/ Five stars (4/5 stars).

My Sister's Secret is available on Amazon.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves to books on family secrets. Anyone who loves a title featuring exotic locations should go grab this too.

My work not done here. Off to post my review on Goodreads as well as Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Sisters-Secret-Tracy-Buchanan/dp/000757939X

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