By: Zoje Stage

Thank you NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for the ARC of this book!

It’s the pandemic. Grace lets her mother, Jackie, move in with her after the loss of her husband. Grace and Jackie do no have the best of relationships. However, due to the pandemic, Grace has lost her job as a hair stylist and needs help with them mortgage of her new home. Slowly, Grace and Jackie butt heads. Grace starts having extremely vivid and disturbing nightmares about her twin that died when she was a kid. Jackie then accuses Grace of the worst thing possible and Grace now sees her mother as the enemy.

I had high hopes for this book. It is my first one by this author, but I had heard such great things about previous books. The book started out great – the prologue was fantastic. However, it went downhill from there. The book was just boring and there wasn’t enough dialogue. There wasn’t an “OMG” moment until Chapter 35! That’s when it started to get a little better, but by then it’s more than halfway into the book. I personally feel like that moment should have occurred sooner so that the author could explore more. The book never felt settled or complete for me. The best part about this book was Miguel; everyone needs a Miguel in their life! I realize that I am probably an outlier, and that a lot of people will love this book. It just wasn’t for me.

This will be available on March 1, 2023. You can pre-order here.


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