Amanda Sinclair has to fight harder than most for everything she has after fleeing the cult that left her brother dead at her mother’s hand. Amanda works a quiet job in quality control for a small cosmetics company, trying to leave her past behind her—until she learns that her mother has committed suicide in the mental ward where she’s been locked away for the past ten years.
At first, Amanda believes that her mother killed herself, but when she looks through the personal belongings left behind, it seems her death may be related to the upcoming parole hearing for cult leader Patrick Collier. Teaming up with her mother’s psychologist, Amanda starts to peel away the layers of secrets that she’s built between herself and her own past, and what she finds is a truth that’s almost too big to believe. – Goodreads.com
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book starts off as a tragic ending to an even more tragic life. You would think that the death of Amanda’s mother might mean she would finally be able to close this chapter of her life, but instead it only brings to light a whole new set of questions.
This book takes you on a journey of personal growth and discovery, of a woman facing her demons and coming to terms with the reality of her past and what it means for her present and future. Amanda is an honest and well written character, one that you find yourself rooting for throughout the story.
With an ending I did not see coming, this novel was a great and thrilling read.
Available December 8, 2016.