This is a book about family secrets and the unknown. There are so many confessions that are spoken on death beds. They really need to be taken seriously.
What I liked about this book is that the family was estranged before the secret. As the characters unravel the past we learn why some act the way they do. It was interesting to see the bloodlines and how they played a role in the present generation.
The conversation guide at the end was a nice addition to the story.
?Your brother should know the truth.”
These are the last cryptic words that Ava Barrett’s father says before he dies. But Ava doesn’t have a brother, as far as she knows, so how can she tell him the truth? She dismisses the conversation and dedicates herself to bringing her family together for her father’s funeral. This is no easy task, since her sister, Elaine, has been estranged from the family and still harbors resentment against their stepmother and half-sister, Gigi. Ava, on the other hand, is a single mother who sees Gigi as a troubled teen in need of love and connection.
Ava, too, could use more love in her life and finds it where she least expects it. But the biggest surprise of all is that Gigi holds the key to the mystery surrounding her father’s dying words, and joins Ava in uncovering a secret that rapidly unravels the very fabric of their entire family