Published in 2018
4 out of 5 stars
Justin’s back, and wants to put the past behind him.
Corey’s a footy hero and high-school dropout who can’t even find work picking fruit.
Tara wants to be loved. But if her mother doesn’t care, why would anyone else?
Margo wants out, and she has a plan to get there.
Plans change. Life happens. Some secrets won’t stay buried. Peace isn’t as simple as laying bones to rest.
A story about love and loss. About tragic secrets and the lengths people will go to hide them. About intergenerational pain and desperate attempts to break the cycle. And about yearning for love and finding it where you least expect.
That was easily one of the most thought provoking, powerful and emotive reads I’ve read in some time! Initially, I wasn’t sure where it was headed, but within the first 50 pages, something happened that left me feeling SO SHOOK and honestly I could not believe what I’d read! I felt like I had to double back and read over it again, honestly it was so disturbing yet so raw and honestly I still feel so speechless!
The characters were all so unique and memorable too, like, honestly, their emotions were all just written so naturally across the page, Allayne just brought all these characters to life so effectively, I feel like they will stay in my mind for a good while!
I’m leaving it there purely because I feel like, to get the full effect, this one is best if you go in not knowing a lot, but argh, read this book!