Author: No More Words
Series: No More #1
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: July 6, 2021
Lonsdale has stepped up her intrigue and suspense game with the start of this new series!
Olivia Carson has always had trouble with relationships, whether with guys or even family. It largely stems from when her little sister Lily ran away from home after she got pregnant at sixteen. Their father wanted her to abort the baby and their mother wanted to put the baby up for adoption, so she ran away to keep it. She’s never returned home but sends a picture of her son Josh each year on his birthday to Olivia. The letters stopped coming recently and then something completely unexpected happens, Josh shows up at Olivia’s house alone and doesn’t know what happened to his mom.
Josh had an accident recently where he hit his head and now has trouble forming words to explain what has happened. Olivia quickly realizes that Josh has a gift for drawing and urges him to draw his memories to show what happened to Lily. Hopefully together they can save Lily before something worse happens!
Kerry Lonsdale is a master at pulling readers into her stories. With unforgettable characters, sometimes mixed with a flair of the supernatural, she creates stories that readers will want to read again and again. This book didn’t have the supernatural aspect that several of her previous hinted at, but it was remarkable none the same. She amped up the suspense and intrigue to pull readers in and wouldn’t let up until then end. Another well-known attribute of her writing is the deception she weaves through the pages, typically at the hands of a specific character. There is plenty in this book, but maybe not where readers fully expect. Most gets revealed, but I bet there is plenty more in the two future installments that will have readers reeling when they find out the whole truth.
Lonsdale also shines a light on the condition of aphasia that can occur after a brain bleed. She manages to bring much more than just a fictional tale in each one of her books and this is no different. There is quite a bit of foul language throughout (to be expected with the characters) as well as a somewhat graphic sex scene (and maybe a few memories) between two of the characters that will require audiences be more mature to fully enjoy this novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.
Want to know more about the inspiration behind this book? Check out Kerry Lonsdale’s guest post!