The Plot (from Goodreads):
Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job, and her best friend Marilyn, but when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him too. Maybe she’s ready now. Maybe she can trust again. Maybe it’s time to let her terrifying secret past go. Then her daughter rescues a boy from drowning and their pictures are all over the news for everyone to see. Lisa’s world explodes, and she finds everything she has built threatened. Not knowing whom she can trust, it’s up to her to face her past to save what she holds dear.
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I absolutely loved Dead To Her and had very mixed feelings about Behind Her Eyes, so I had high hopes going into Cross Her Heart but was also a little nervous I’d be blindsided again. You don’t get a lot from the blurb, which I normally like, except in cases where the book is marketed as one genre and ends up being an entirely different one. I ended up really enjoying this story!
It’s a good one to go in blind, so I don’t want to say too much. I was hooked by the hints to Lisa’s troubled past, and was eager to find out what her secret was. The beginning starts off somewhat slowly with a lot of mother-daughter conflict, but the pace picks up pretty early on.
There certainly is some suspension of belief required, but overall this was an enjoyably disturbing tale. I wish there was a little more to the ending–a lot was glossed over that I felt could have been explained more thoroughly.
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