Years later, having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened, while married mother-of-two Serena wants no one in her present to find out about her past. But some secrets will not stay buried – and if theirs is revealed, everything will become a living hell all over again...
Paperback, 468 pages
Published July 22nd 2010 by Sphere
(first published February 18th 2010)
After hearing good reviews about this book I purchased it without looking at the cover, at least I am pretty sure because I don't think I would have bought it with that cover. To me it just looked a little too chick lit and I don't read a lot of chick lit. Which it is not, at least by my definition of chick lit.
I recently joined a group on Goodreads called TBR - to be read. The idea of the group is that once a month you are paired with another member. You go through her list of TBR books, compare it to yours, pick a book that you have read (and given a 3 star or more rating to) and that person then has the next month to read that book.
This was my January book and I needed the push to read this one. I have to say this book had me after a couple chapters. Each chapter was from the POV of either Serena or Poppy. Each chapter ended with me wanting to read 'just one another chapter'. I didn't always feel the emotion that should have been there, but the story was good and I enjoyed it. More could be said but no spoilers here. The ended was something I expected, but also didn't. I have thought about this book a week later and thinking how each girl was in their own prison since even before that day in 1988.