Author: Rod Pennington and Jeffrey A. Martin

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Integration Press

Publication Date: June 12, 2020

Book Description: Allison Clark has made many bad choices. Now, on the cusp of a divorce, she finds herself sandwiched between caring for her often difficult and dying mother and dealing with her rebellious teenaged twins.

When she thinks life couldn’t get any more complicated, Allison discovers her mother has concealed an ominous secret from her for her entire life.

At her twins’ eighteenth birthday party, and nearing the end, her mother checks off the last item on her bucket list and reveals the long-hidden family secret. Allison’s world is immediately turned upside down and the revelation stuns family and friends alike.

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Review: The description of this book does not really say what this book is about. It focuses on one person out of this very large family, and it just one piece of this puzzle.

This book is centered around Allison and her two ambitious twins. Allison is on the verge of a divorce that her and her husband have been waiting to complete, waiting for their kids to graduate. Her twins are co-valedictorian’s of their school and also successful entrepreneurs. When Allison’s mom falls ill she and her kids decide to move into the family home to help care for her.

This quickly turns into a pretty large family drama. There are siblings, cousin’s, exes that are all around. You have your typical family bickering. What overshadow’s this, is Allison’s Mom huge secret, that will rock this family.

Up until the last 25% of the book, I was very meh about this book, however the last bit saved it. It had a partial revenge story that really gave this story life. Other than that, the story is mostly forgettable. It is not bad, just does not have any shine to it.

Thank you NetGalley and Integration Press for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Posted by:Lauren A.

You really can say I am an obsessed reader as I read 200-300 books per year. I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs (I don't really care what kind), Mysteries and Thrillers. Once in awhile I will thrown in some YA and Romance. When I am not reading, I am a Sales Engineer for a software company, and I take care of my three cats with my husband. I love music, which my college degree is in. Looking forward to share my thoughts on all things reading.

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