I am so excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer. I received a free e-copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Kelly Rimmer for letting me be a part of this fun tour!
Title: Truths I Never Told You
Author: Kelly Rimmer
Published by: Graydon House
Released: April 14, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: From the bestselling author of The 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 apart.
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 more 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 more 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 more tying her and her mother together than she ever suspected.
Exploring 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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed Truths I Never Told You. It's a story told in two time periods and it's a novel about family secrets and discovery. It dealt with the tough topic of postpartum depression, and I think it did a good job with it. It was also about a daughter discovering things about her mother that she never knew.
I liked the way that this story was told. I enjoyed the two different timelines and how one of them was told through letters. I'm always a fan of mixed medium.
This novel did deal with some hard topics. Not only was there the postpartum depression, but there was also watching the downhill struggle of a parent with dementia. Adult children having to make tough decisions for the well being of their parent.
I really enjoyed this novel by Kelly Rimmer. I'm definitely going to read more by her because I really liked how she tells a story. I'm glad I got to read this one.
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 more than one million books, and her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages. Kelly lives in the Central West of New South Wales with her family and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Kelly Rimmer for letting me be a part of this fun tour. Be sure to check out this one and add it to your bookshelf.