Can’t-Wait Wednesday: “Before We Were Strangers” by Brenda Novak

Can't Wait WednesdayCan’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted Tressa at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I only have a few books on my TBR this month and the next to help me make time for the slightly older ones I bought months (even years) ago. This book, however, was just too hard to ignore when I saw it on Edelweiss, so, me being me, I requested it. Luckily, I got approved and I am really looking forward to reading this just as soon as I get done with my November readings.

36978876Title: Before We Were Strangers
Author: Brenda Novak
Publisher: MIRA Books
Release Date: December 4, 2018
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Something happened to her mother that night. Something no one wants to talk about. But she’s determined to uncover her family’s dark secrets, even if they bury her.

Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. And then there was that other sound–the ominous thump before all went quiet.

In the morning, her mother was gone. The official story was that she left. Her loving, devoted mother! That hadn’t sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at eighteen, anxious to leave her small Texas hometown in search of anywhere else. But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay. Or her fears that the domineering father she grew up with wasn’t just difficult–he was deadly.

Now another traumatic loss forces Sloane to realize she owes it to her mother to find out the truth, even if it means returning to a small town full of secrets and lies, a jilted ex-boyfriend and a father and brother who’d rather see her silenced. But as Sloane starts digging into the past, the question isn’t whether she can uncover what really happened that night…it’s what will remain of her family if she does?

I’m a sucker for romantic thrillers and this one just sounds so delicious for me to pass up. Before We Were Strangers comes out December 4.



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