Release Date: November 12th 2019
Genre: Psychological Fiction
The truth can bring out the worst in the best of friends.
Esme and Benedict Werner have an idyllic life in a tight-knit community until an accident in their cul-de-sac ends in the tragic sudden death of one of their dearest neighbors. After vindicating eyewitness accounts morph into contradictory memories, suspicion, and unaccountable accusations, Benedict is arrested. Esme’s life, too, is changed forever.
As the neighborhood largely turns against her and her family, Esme has time to think about her past and what to do next. Then her fellow residents start looking deeper, questioning one another, and themselves, about hidden lies and betrayals.
Esme has more than her share of secrets. And the consequences of what happened on that fateful late-summer evening on Raven Lane are far from over. When the mask of civility slips, can friends and neighbors recover from seeing the monstrous truths beneath?
What caught my eye about this book, was the cover. Then I read the blurb. Murder and suspense? Yes please! Raven Lane is a somewhat small community. Everyone knows everyone, or do they? Secrets and lies. Then a murder. Not everything is as it seems.
The characters are twisted. I wasn’t sure I liked any of them and that made me happy. Yeah I’m weird. The story itself had some twists and a dark vibe to it. I loved all the secrets and was pleased with the ending. The beginning was a little slow but as the story progressed, I became engrossed with it. I give it 4 stars.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*