The Measure of the Moon

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The Measure of the Moon

"The Measure of the Moon", by Lisa Preston, starts off with a bang. Greer Donner pulls us immediately into the story when he falls from his horse and is left out in the wild. His worried family is a story in itself just by the vastness and personalities. Gillian is a complicated character who I really find interesting. Her battered past makes her later life success that much better. The entanglement of these two characters makes for quite a story. The author writes so realistically that readers will engage and not want to put this book down. If you enjoy character-driven stories, this is the one for you.

Book Blurb for The Measure of the Moon

“If you ever say anything to anyone, they all die.”

When eight-year-old Greer Donner falls off his horse in the Washington wilderness, he braces himself to face the long hike home alone. But screams pierce the darkness, and he stumbles upon a dead-end road where a man is beating a woman—nearly to death. In a moment of courage, he stops the assault, but he’s left to face the man, who turns his wrath into an ominous threat: if the boy ever reveals what he has seen, his family will pay the ultimate price. The secret Greer now carries begins his emotional unraveling.

In Seattle, Gillian Trett is a photographer with a troubled marriage and a childhood she’s trying to forget. Domestic tension mounts when her husband’s stepsister arrives. Desperate for a distraction, and a way to advance her career, Gillian throws herself into uncovering the history behind an old man’s Holocaust photo of boys in a forest. The mysterious children and the truth behind the scene haunt her—she can’t let go of the image, or of her own shadowed past.

Then a horrifying revelation entangles Gillian’s path with young Greer’s. The boy and the woman, separated by a generation and a hundred miles, each confront the terrible power of harbored secrets—not only to eclipse the truth but also to illuminate the dark, unknown dimensions of their loved ones and themselves.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2017 4.50