By Alexandra Burt
3 out of 5 stars
“What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed?”
Dahlia Waller is returning home to Aurora, Texas. She doesn’t really want to go back to her mother Memphis but she has to. Dahlia has these memories of leaving in the middle of the night from her home as a child. They traveled around until they landed in Aurora. There was never any paperwork. No birth certificate. No vaccination records. Nothing. Her mother took jobs that paid her cash under the table. Something that Dahlia has had to do all her life as well.
While out for a run, she stumbles across a woman who has been attacked and buried under leaves and dirt. The woman is barely alive. Dahlia feels a strange draw to this woman and starts having these strange feelings and visions. As she tries to come to terms with what’s happening, her mother decides it’s time to tell her the real story.
The chapters go back and forth between the present with Dahlia and Memphis, and with a woman named Quinn. Quinn’s story will tell us everything.
There was a lot going on in this story. Maybe a bit too much. You will need a lot of patience to keep reading. And I kept reading but at times, I wanted to flip through to see how it all turns out. I really enjoyed her book Remember Mia so maybe I had a bigger expectation for this one. It is an interesting story with some very intriguing characters but it just fell flat for me.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.