Author: Kerry Lonsdale
Series: No More #2
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: May 10, 2022
Lonsdale continues to impress her suspense game with the next No More book!
Jenna Mason has a past that she would rather forget, but it always seems to follow her where she goes. She and her young son Josh have constantly moved from place to place to stay one step ahead of anyone who might be after her or him. For years they barely got by on the charity of strangers, but when she starts making a little money from some of her drawings and cartoons she has developed, she begins to get tired of running and she and Josh decide to settle down in one place for a little longer. Jenna even manages to fall in love with someone and Josh is thriving at this new school. Then one day her past remerges when a reporter shows up asking questions and dredging up a murder that happened when she was sixteen. Is it time to run again?
If you enjoyed No More Words, then you will love this book even more. I was initially expecting a continuation, but this is a retelling of the same time period from Jenna and Josh’s perspective. So, readers now the elements of what happened to Lily, but now get to read about it firsthand and understand how the characters became who they are today. Needless to say, Lonsdale placed plenty of intrigue throughout the pages to keep her readers hooked through the full story. There are references to events in the first book that readers may need to go back and enjoy again to get the full effect. Either one can be read as a standalone, but the true masterpiece is reading them together. And it doesn’t matter in which order. And there are three sides to every story, so be sure to grab Lucas’s version next year!
Lonsdale continues to shine 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 a bit of foul language throughout (to be expected with the characters) as well as a couple of sex scenes, but nothing overly graphic in this one. I would still recommend this book for mature readers.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.