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Truths I Never Told You Fans Of Jodi Picoult And Kristin Hannah Now Have A New Go To Author Sally Hepworth, Bestselling Author Of The Secrets Of MidwivesFrom The Bestselling Author OfThe Things We Cannot Say Comes A Poignant Novel About The Fault In Memories And The Lies That Can Bond A Family Together Or Tear It ApartWith Her Father Recently Moved To A Care Facility For His Worsening Dementia, Beth Walsh Volunteers To Clear Out The Family Home And Is Surprised To Discover The Door To Her Childhood Playroom Padlocked She S Even Shocked At What S Behind It A Hoarder S Mess Of Her Father S Paintings, Mounds Of Discarded Papers And Miscellaneous Junk In The Otherwise Fastidiously Tidy HouseAs She Picks Through The Clutter, She Finds A Loose Journal Entry In What Appears To Be Her Late Mother S Handwriting Beth And Her Siblings Grew Up Believing Their Mother Died In A Car Accident When They Were Little Than Toddlers, But This Note Suggests Something Much Darker Beth Soon Pieces Together A Disturbing Portrait Of A Woman Suffering From Postpartum Depression And A Husband Who Bears Little Resemblance To The Loving Father Beth And Her Siblings Know With A Newborn Of Her Own And Struggling With Motherhood, Beth Finds There May Be Tying Her And Her Mother Together Than She Ever SuspectedExploring The Expectations Society Places On Women Of Every Generation, Kelly Rimmer Explores The Profound Struggles Two Women Unwittingly Share Across The Decades Set Within An Engrossing Family Mystery That May Unravel Everything They Believed To Be True Kelly Rimmer has firmly cemented herself as one of my favorite authors Her newest was another emotionally gutting tale, beautifully woven and completely relatable She weaves dual timelines and multiple viewpoints seamlessly In Truths I Never Told You, she perfectly captured the stigma of mental illness and the progression of the mental health field from the 1960 s until today While we ve come a long way, we still have work to do to end the stigma and that is perfectly reflected in this book The plot moves along nicely with some well timed twists This powerful tale is compelling, relatable, and emotionally charged The author tackles heavy topics with grace and respect I absolutely loved this book and will place it in my top reads of 2020 For me, this was a firm 5 Thank you to the publisher for the advance reader in exchange for my honest review. EXCERPT I m losing it That s what this is It s a panic attack, or maybe a good old fashioned nervous breakdown, and maybe I m hallucinating those notes I do feel a little disconnected from the world, and hallucinations are as good an explanation as any I m going to have to leave Noah with Hunter and go into a hospital before something unthinkable happens Crazy It s an awful word, one I d never ever let myself use to describe another person, but I feel crazy right now, and I m so ashamed that I start to cry The letter needs my attention, and the baby needs my attention, and the canvases must match notes from her, and all of this obviously means something, and the attic is a mess, and Dad s really going to die It s all just too much ABOUT THIS BOOK With her father recently moved to a care facility for his worsening dementia, Beth Walsh volunteers to clear out the family home and is surprised to discover the door to her childhood playroom padlocked She s even shocked at what s behind it a hoarder s mess of her father s paintings, mounds of discarded papers and miscellaneous junk in the otherwise fastidiously tidy house.As she picks through the clutter, she finds a loose journal entry in what appears to be her late mother s handwriting Beth and her siblings grew up believing their mother died in a car accident when they were little than toddlers, but this note suggests something much darker Beth soon pieces together a disturbing portrait of a woman suffering from postpartum depression and a husband who bears little resemblance to the loving father Beth and her siblings know With a newborn of her own and struggling with motherhood, Beth finds there may be tying her and her mother together than she ever suspected.MY THOUGHTS I really did not enjoy the first half of Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer I skimmed passages and debated not finishing it But I read on and just past the half way point my interest was piqued and I read the second half with a great deal of interest This is the first book by this author that I have read and I am still sitting on the fence as to whether I will read from her A little time and distance may give me a clearer perspective on that Things I didn t like included being lectured to rather than feeling like a part of the story This is particularly true in the first half I didn t feel involved at all, or much sympathy for Beth, or anyone else for that matter And I should have felt sympathy for Beth It was obvious she was suffering from than just baby blues But even so, I found the first half of the book rather overwrought Personally, I like a little subtlety rather than having a point repeatedly rammed home The story is told through the eyes of three women Grace in the 1950s, her sister Maryanne, and Grace s daughter Beth in the 1990s The mystery is that surrounding Grace s disappearance, the uncovering of the truth surrounding it and Maryanne s role in the family unit But we find out nothing about this mystery until the second half of the book For me, it was introduced just in time and was the only thing that kept me reading Great cover TruthsINeverToldYou NetGalley We have ceremonies like funerals not for the departed but for the living, to remind one another that even in grief, we don t have to be alone Love doesn t just need compromise to survive love, to its very essence, is compromise It s genuinely wanting what s best for the other person, even when it trumps your own preferences THE AUTHOR Kelly Rimmer is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of ten novels, including The Secret Daughter and The Things We Cannot Say She s sold than one million books, and her novels have been translated into than 20 languages Kelly lives in the Central West of New South Wales with her family and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil.DISCLOSURE Thank you to Hachette Australia via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer for review All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com This review and others are also published on Twitter, and my webpage sandysbookaday.wordpress.com 2020 03 Truths I Never Told You is the first book by Kelly Rimmer that I have read and most certainly will not be the last She is an author that I have read so many good things about, and after finishing this book today I completely agree with them all What an emotional roller coaster I have been on with these characters in the last 24 hours It was a book that I didn t want to put down, completely invested in the story of this family.Truths I Told You is told in 2 different timelines in 1996, Beth Walsh and her siblings have made the tough decision to put their father Patrick into a care home as his dementia is worsening and doctors say hi doesn t have much longer to live While she is cleaning out the family home she comes across paintings her father has painted that she has never seen before There are also some old letters that are in her mothers handwriting Beth and her brothers and sisters have always believed that Grace died in a car accident but these letters tell another story, a much darker one.In 1957 we learn about Grace and Patrick s life, leading up to Graces death through her letters to herself.There are some really difficult subjects that this story covers I both time periods the women are suffering from post partum depression In the 50 s and 60 s women didn t have the same rights and choices that we do these days At times reading about Graces struggles was hard I feel that Kelly Rimmer really did her research and portrayed the illness really well As somebody who suffers from mental illness it is not always easy to read about but I felt a strong connection to these women and felt their pain Thank you to Hachette Books Australia for my advanced copy of this book to read I am looking forward to listening to Kelly talk about this book at an author even in a few weeks. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestI think this might be a better fit for readers who really enjoy mysteries written in the vein of Liane Moriarty in the sense that the focus of the story is less on the payoff of the suspense and on the relationship between characters in the home TRUTHS I NEVER TOLD YOU is a domestic mystery that revolves around three women Beth, Maryanne, and Grace.Beth s father is suffering from cognitive decline due to complications from illness and Beth is in the process of cleaning out the family home When she reaches the attic, she learns secrets about her father as well as her mother, who she believed died in a car accident when she was young The truth might be infinitely complicated, and leads Beth and therefore the reader, by proxy down a rabbit hole of family secrets and lies.I thought the beginning of the book was good Beth s narrative is sympathetic she s a mother and a wife, but isn t as in love with the idea as she feels she should be When she finds her mother, Grace s, letters, there s a sense of simpatico because she, a woman who was married in the 1950s, also seems to feel trapped and without options Both narratives deal pretty heavily in the almost claustrophobic implications of traditional marriage roles and what that can mean for a woman I liked the feminist bent to this novel and thought it had some interesting ideas which I wish had been explored a little thoroughly and thoughtfully to that extent.Without going into spoilers, I ll say that the ending was a bit disappointing After reading 300 pages and being mired in this mystery, I was hoping for something a bit dramatic and shocking Beth, Grace, and Maryanne never really popped off the page for me and remained cold and remote and interchangeable I think TRUTHS I NEVER TOLD YOU tries to tell a feminist story of suspense, and I think maybe I would have liked this if I hadn t just read Tanen Jones s THE BETTER LIAR, a book with a similar theme that does TRUTHS I NEVER TOLD YOU one better.I m not sure why this book was compared to Jodi Picoult as it isn t really Even if you hate Jodi Picoult s writing, her books are heavily emotional almost manipulatively so , whereas this one was cold and emotionless I definitely think Liane Moriarty is a apt comparison and if you enjoy her work, you will likely enjoy this one, as well Best of luck to you Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 2 to 2.5 stars

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