Lies A River Deep by Vera Jane Cook
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
Format: eBook - 277 pages
Kindle - 1375 KB
Nook - 837 KB
Genre: Women's Fiction
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.
My Book Review:
Lies A River Deep is an intriguing story about how an older woman deals with the lasting effects from an emotional trauma in her past that has suddenly resurfaced fifty years later.
In the summer of 1962, at a high school graduation party, Bessie Day Hardy is brutally raped. Fifty years later, Bessie is a widow in her late sixties living peacefully in Chanakya, New York, a picturesque small town in central New York along the Seneca river. Bessie's world is turned upside down when the emotional trauma from her past resurfaces and comes back to haunt her ... and like the flow of the river, it runs deep with many secrets, lies, betrayals, and consequences.
Author Vera Jane Cooks weaves a riveting and slow building emotional tale mixed with mystery and suspense that alternates between the past (1960s) and the present. The complexity of this multi-layered story of deep family secrets, lies, and betrayals, easily draws the reader into Bessie's story as her tragic past resurfaces and unravels the inevitable emotional and traumatic revelation of the truth and its consequences. The mystery and suspense of Bessie's tragic past keeps the reader engaged and guessing about what really happened on that horrible night, while taking them along Bessie's fifty year journey as she learns to come to terms with the past.
With a strong realistic cast of characters; powerful dialogue and dramatic interactions; and a rich description of the setting, alternating time periods, and suspenseful storyline; Lies A River Deep is a compelling and emotional women's fiction story with a satisfying touch of drama and suspense.
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
Jane is married and lives on the Upper West side of Manhattan with her spouse, her Basenji/Chihuahua mix, Roxie, her chihuahua puppy, Peanut, and her two pussy cats, Sassy and Sweetie Pie. Added to the mix is Carly, an adopted five year old chocolate brown Dachshund.
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