Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Audio Review: Dreams of Falling by Karen White

From the New York Times, bestselling author of The Night the Lights Went Out comes an exquisite new novel about best friends, family ties and the love that can both strengthen and break those bonds

It's been nine years since Larkin fled Georgetown, South Carolina, vowing never to go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she knows she has no choice but to return to the place that she both loves and dreads--and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin's mother, is discovered in the burned-out wreckage of her family's ancestral rice plantation, badly injured and unconscious. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years. Secrets that lead back to the past, to the friendship between three girls on the brink of womanhood who swore that they would be friends forever, but who found that vow tested in heartbreaking ways.

Audiobook,16 hours 25 minutes
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
 Published June 5th, 2018
 by Berkley
*****
I have been a fan of Karen White's since reading (listening actually) to The Sound of Glass, her books are perfect in audio format and I continued with The Night the Lights Went Out and now Dream of Falling, all of which I've loved.

As with the previous books Dreams of Falling is a multi-layered story of friendship and family ties. Full of hidden secrets, guilt and figuring out where you truly belong.  The characters are flawed, damaged and developed very nicely.

Karen White takes her time unfolding this story at a nice pace.  Told from the voices of Larkin, CeeCee and Ivy I was given a wide view of the plot and eagerly waited as each of the puzzle pieces finally fit into place.  From family drama, friendships tested in heartbreaking ways, betrayal and realizing that running away won't make them disappear. There are always twists and turns, questions and with a satisfying ending, I received my answers.

Karen White is an author I highly recommend, her books are full of Southern Charm making me want to drink some sweetened ice tea at the waters edge listening to nature.



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