A huge thank you to the lovely Rosie at Headline for my advanced copy of this one.
A small town divided by prejudice. A secret that won’t remain silent…
The stunning new novel from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Silent Sister and Big Lies in a Small Town. This unmissable and gripping Book Club read will stay with you.
‘Both POWERFUL and PAGE-TURNING… Diane Chamberlain is WONDERFUL’ Sunday Times bestseller Cathy Kelly
1965. A young white female student becomes involved in the fight for civil rights in North Carolina, falling in love with one of her fellow activists, a Black man, in a time and place where an interracial relationship must be hidden from family, friends and especially the reemerging Ku Klux Klan. As tensions rise in the town, she realises not everyone is who they appear to be.
2010. A recently widowed architect moves into the home she and her late husband designed, heartbroken that he will never cross the threshold. But when disturbing things begin to happen, it’s clear that someone is sending her a warning. Who is trying to frighten her away, and why?
Decades later, past and present are set to collide in the last house on the street…
Publishing January 20th.
My Bookish Thoughts:
This is a book I have been excited about since I heard that Chamberlain had a new release upcoming. I definitely haven’t been disappointed.
This is a book with a dual timeline, both interesting but for completely different reasons. Kayla has been an interesting character and her initial meeting had me hooked.
Ellie is a character that has made me question how timelines would interweave or be relevant to each other. My reading has led me to jaw dropping and shocking discoveries which in parts have left me horrified.
I adore this author, this is quite possibly my new favourite book. I feel this is a story which needs to be told. This is an interesting read which has completely captivated me. I love that the perspectives of both women are intriguing enough to keep you reading.
This is a book that has left me feeling quite emotional, I have found Ellie’s story consuming and it has touched me deeply. I’ve thought about it long after finishing this book. Even writing a review has stirred up these emotions.
This is a must read book. I absolutely recommend this one and hope it will be a bestseller of 2022.