Monday, February 05, 2018
Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan
Two time periods and a twisty plot keeps Helen Callaghan's Everything Is Lies moving back and forth as a daughter discovers her mother's memoir after Nina MacKenzie's apparent suicide.
After a call from her mother insisting she come home, Sophia reluctantly returns home the next day to find her father in serious condition and her mother dead. The police assume that Nina attempted to kill her husband and then committed suicide, but Sophia does not believe it possible that her mother could have harmed Sophia's father or killed herself.
Upon learning that Nina had finally written her memoir, and that the manuscript is missing, Sophia is determined to find and read it.
When she locates her mother's notebooks, she is immersed in a story of Nina's youth and association with a charismatic personality and a house called Morningstar.
Dark and full of secrets that Sophia could never have imagined about the parents she thought she knew, and yet...there is a final reckoning that is almost too much for Sophia to accept.
Read in November; blog review scheduled for Feb. 5, 2018.
Mystery/Suspense. February 22, 2018.