What You Never Knew: A Novel

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After the death of her older sister May, June Bennett discovers that she is now the owner of Avril Island, their family home they left when June was twelve and had always been told had been sold. Struggling with the loss of May, June decides to go home where she discovers nothing was as it seems. The disappearance of her father, which prompted their exodus from the island, might have actually been a murder that was never solved. June starts looking for answers and begins to discover that What You Never Knew can truly hurt you.

This story is told from the perspective of both June and May, after her death, which gave both of those characters more depth as you learned what each was like from themselves and from each other. This was more of an emotional drama full of misunderstood and broken people, than a murder mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed it even though it was not what I expected. If you enjoy stories that showcase how far we’ll go for the ones we love, as well as tales of how one action can have unforeseen consequences that last a lifetime, you will love this book.

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Author Jessica Hamilton
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 2021-Apr-13
ISBN 9781643856964
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Issue April 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller