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Faultlines

Faultlines

Написано Barbara Taylor Sissel

Озвучено Donna Postel


Faultlines

Написано Barbara Taylor Sissel

Озвучено Donna Postel

оценки:
3.5/5 (6 оценки)
Длина:
10 hours
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Издано:
Sep 6, 2016
ISBN:
9781531824716
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

It's the phone call every parent dreads: in the middle of the night, Sandy Cline learns that her twenty-year-old son, Jordan, has been in a car accident. Her nephew, Travis, was also in the car, along with Travis's girlfriend. All three are alive-but barely. The car was smashed against a tree along a remote and winding road, beautiful but deadly, in their rural Texas Hill Country town.

In the wake of the car crash, the close-knit family is tested like never before. Jenna, Travis's mother, blames Jordan-as well as her sister, Sandy-after reports surface that Jordan had been driving. As the young adults struggle to survive, tension between their parents escalates. But when trust is broken and a shocking family secret is exposed, it creates a perfect storm of harrowing consequences. Rumors in the small town spread like wildfire. When details of the accident are questioned, Sandy and Jenna wonder if their family has been destroyed beyond repair.

As always, there's much more to the story…if the family is to survive, they will have to come together to confront the terrible truth and overcome their pain. But are some betrayals unforgivable?

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Издано:
Sep 6, 2016
ISBN:
9781531824716
Формат:
Аудиокнига


Об авторе

Barbara Taylor Sissel is the author of five novels, including Evidence of Life and Safe Keeping. With heartfelt emotion and page-turning suspense, her stories focus on ordinary families and what happens when they are abruptly confronted with extraordinary circumstances. In addition to writing, Barbara is an avid gardener and the mother of two sons. She lives and writes in a small garden cottage on a farm located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

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  • (3/5)
    At 20, Jordy Cline's life should be just beginning. Instead, it seems as if he's looking at a long period in jail and a lifetime of guilt. It all begins when his mother, Sandy, receives the call every mother dreads: there's been a car accident. Jordy and his cousin, Travis, were thrown from the vehicle, and their passenger, Michelle, is in a coma. Both boys are seriously injured and even worse, it looks like they were drinking. Local law enforcement seems to think Jordy was drinking and driving--a natural assumption given his history of underage drinking and Travis' usual role as the designated driver--but Jordy is insistent that he wasn't. Suddenly, Sandy finds herself fighting for her son's survival and dealing with her sister Jenna's anger over Jordy's role in the crash. The crash also reveals more family and town secrets. Will things ever be the same? And was Jordy really responsible for the crash?

    This is an intricate and crazily plotted book, filled with emotional characters and various plot twists. Some of the twists are exciting and completely unexpected, making the story more than just a family drama and almost making it a thriller at some points. A few twists toward the end struck me as rather transparent and easily guessed. A lot of the plot points are a little outlandish and far-fetched, but it does make the book a fairly quick and exciting read. It's not exactly fun, as the subject matter is pretty heavy and horrible, dealing with the sort of topics that are hard to read as a parent.

    While none of the characters are fully fleshed out, I liked Sandy well-enough and found myself gravitating toward Jordy, even if I couldn't fully trust him. Jordy's nemesis, local police sergeant Huckabee, is easy to dislike, even as you're constantly guessing as to why exactly he harbors this hatred toward a near teen. The chapters alternate between Sandy and another character, Libby, and she's a sympathetic and enjoyable character as well.

    Overall, the story is an intriguing one, which will keep you guessing and reading. It speaks well to the legacy parents leave, both from a biological and environmental standpoint. It represents the power of the good ol' boy system of the South as well and is a strong tale depicting the bonds of loyalty, small town politics, and the power and pain of family. It's both emotional and enjoyable. There were a few nagging plot points that bugged me, but it was still a good, quick read.

    I received a copy of this novel from the publisher and Netgalley (thank you!); it is available for publication everywhere as of 09/06/2016.
  • (3/5)
    Two sisters receive news about their sons being involved in an awful accident. The boys end up being airlifted to another hospital due to their injuries. Immediately, Jenna blames her nephew Jordan for the car crash and reveals secrets that her sister, Sandy, has kept hidden for many years. I know both sisters were suffering, but Jenna just seemed nasty. Libby and Beck's story is interwoven into Sandy and Jordan's. I enjoyed this part of the book. I never would have have guessed how Libby and Beck would fit into Sandy and Jordan's life until it was revealed. Then there is Officer Huck, an all around jerk of a police officer. I sort of guessed why he had it out for Jordy, but the lengths he went to was plain crazy. Even though Sandy and Jenna weren't getting along, the scene where Sandy stops by and washes her sister's hair was very touching. I enjoyed the book. It involved family drama, suspense and some crazy characters. One was definitely not on the mentally stable side, having escaped from a mental institute. I enjoyed the different storylines. I'm pretty sure I shed some tears at the end. Thanks to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and the author for a free electronic ARC of this novel.
  • (4/5)
    This story begins with a tragic car accident that tears a family apart! This is the first novel by Barbara Taylor Sissel that I have read. It was a great read about family drama and also the author includes some mystery and suspense woven into the plot. Throughout the story each character is faced with decisions that cause family srife and wondering who they can trust. There are many twists and turns in this book which kept me turning the pages. It is always great to discover a new author! Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.