These Broken Things
A domestic suspense novel set in Whidbey Island and London, England, These Broken Things asks how well we ever really know those we love, and reminds us that the worst betrayals are by those closest to us.
If you can’t remember it
Pottery artist Eva wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning right down the street from where her mother was murdered. But Eva can’t remember what happened. As her memories slowly begin to resurface, Eva has flashes of a violent struggle. But the memories of the night her mom was killed are becoming tangled with the night she was attacked four years ago, and Eva doesn’t know what’s real and what isn’t. And then she sees something showing she isn’t her mom’s biological daughter.
How do you prove you didn’t do it?
Eva is desperate to prove she’s innocent. Despite the police’s suspicions she runs away from the peaceful haven she’s created for herself in Whidbey Island and heads for the bustling streets of London, her mother’s home long ago. As she untangles the threads of her mother’s life, Eva questions who she really is and if she’s capable of murder. Along the way she discovers hidden lies, brutal revenge and secret betrayals that threaten not only her freedom and her identity, but her very life.
Eva must dig deep inside herself and learn to trust herself again while coping with the dark memories being dredged up.
Like What She Never Told Me, Kate McQuaile, In Her Wake, Amanda Jennings or The Missing One, Lucy Atkins, this novel explores themes of motherhood, identity, trust, of ourselves and others, and the secrets that families keep.
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