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kindle ✓ Before We Were Strangers Ï Paperback read Ø brenda novak à ➸ [Reading] ➺ Before We Were Strangers By Brenda Novak ➭ – Something happened to her mother that night Something no one wants to talk about But she's determined to uncovOfficial story was that she left Her loving devoted mother That hadn't sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at eighteen anxious to leave her small Texas hometown in search of anywhere else But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay Or her fears that the domineering father she grew up with wasn't just difficult he was deadlyNow a This was a pretty decent read A woman goes back to her home town in hopes to solve the mystery of her mother’s disappearance It has its share of drama with a love triangle

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Something happened to her mother that night Something no one wants to talk about But she's determined to uncover her family's dark secrets even if they bury herFive year old Sloane McBride couldn't sleep that night Her parents were arguing again their harsh words heating the cool autumn air And then there was that other sound the ominous thump before all went uietIn the morning her mother was goneThe What I love about reading is when you find that gem that keeps you thinking when you put the book down or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page A good book should make you feel and this did not disappoint Sloan is grieving over the loss of her friend who has been a father to her She shared with him the reason she left her childhood home and he urged her to get answers Sloan believes her father killed her mother when she was 5 years old and while she is terrified of him feels that the answers will provide the closure she needs to move on with her life Her father is the mayor of the city she grew up in and is finding his power has a far reach He does not want her to come home and blocks her attempts for a long stay as he is aware of the reasons for her return He is up for re election and believes her inuiries will thwart his efforts for another term She is forced to stay with an old friend who married her childhood boyfriend This is awkward to Sloan as she left abruptly after her high school graduation which broke her boyfriend Micah's heart Sloan's friend Paige and Micah are divorced but there are lingering resentments as Paige feels Sloan is the reason for the breakup This part of the storyline unfolds masterfully as the author is able to capture the pain that Paige feels as she cannot hide that she loves Micah too much yet Micah does not love her enough Sloan is in the middle as Paige feels guilty for marrying her best friends boyfriend but is not willing to give him up And the tension between Micah and Sloan is so palpable Their feelings have not changed but they know if they act on their feelings that the conseuences will be unforgivingMicah is also a police officer and he is aware of Sloan's intentions for her short stay He is compelled to help her as he has concerns with her father's behavior and believes his power with the town needs to be reigned in They learn that Sloan's mother had secrets that divided her family and as she starts to uncover the truth she realizes her own life is in danger I won't give away any as this story is a worthwhile read I read it in one sitting and it just had that adrenaline that you want in a story Another excellent reading experience from this author

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Before We Were StrangersNother traumatic loss forces Sloane to realize she owes it to her mother to find out the truth even if it means returning to a small town full of secrets and lies a jilted ex boyfriend and a father and brother who'd rather see her silenced But as Sloane starts digging into the past the uestion isn't whether she can uncover what really happened that nightit's what will remain of her family if she does The plot of this book is uite strong a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons a mystery being untangled and the conflicting emotions tied up with such a 'prodigal' return Unfortunately for me it failed to deliver on some of those promises One of the main frustrations I had was with the pace of the book for the first two thirds it felt like hardly anything happened and then suddenly all of the action is crammed into the last third Also it promised a 'twist' of an ending which for me was not a surprise at allBut my main problem was with the cliched nature of some of the writing and the juxtaposition of the characters relationships with their conversations Hopefully this example will help illustrate my point Their affair for one His womanizing What he's said about his wife It doesn't have to mean they murdered herOr it could mean they did it together His hand slipped between her legs as he kissed her neckSloane closed her eyes as his fingers evoked little darts of pleasureShe didn't seem to be suffering from too much regret she said struggling to keep her mind on their conversation I don't know about you but nothing is likely to turn me on than discussing the possible murder of my mother and the possibility that my father and his lover may have had something to do with it?? I mean WHAT an opportune moment for some foreplay huh??There is a special place in my heart for books that have really bad sex scenes in them and I'm afraid this has made its way into that category I think if a sex scene is genuine it probably isn't supposed to make you laugh and I'm afraid this one made me snigger 'He ran his fingers down between her breasts which weren't particularly large but they were perfectly formed ButMy friend wassickClyde right? The one who died of cancer? She nodded as he smoothed the hair out of her face Two things here what an unnecessary description of her breasts Secondly AGAIN I'm not sure that talking about your friend that died of cancer is really setting the mood hereor is it just me? It just felt like the author was so keen to ram home the rekindling relationship between Sloane and Micah that all thought of how people actually behave together was lost Top this off with some of the cliched contrived plot devices of course the first time she is reunited with her ex Micah Sloane just had to be wearing nothing but a towelcue my eye roll and it become irritating Apologies if this seems a harsh review but unfortunately things like this took away from from what could have been uite a good story of intrigue murder family dynamics and redemption But the clunky writing detracted from all of thatThanks to the Publisher and Netgalley for this preview copy in return for an honest reviewBefore We Were Strangers is published on 4th December 2018 by Harleuin MiraAll my reviews at hintonhitsthebookswixsitecomblog