Everything We Left Behind

By Kerry Lonsdale

Everything We Left Behind: A Novel by [Lonsdale, Kerry]

4 out of 5 stars

And I thought Everything We Keep had twists!!!! (And don’t read this review unless you have read the first book. I don’t want to spoil anything.)

The second book in this series gives us the perspective of James/Carlos. After Aimee’s story, we see just what happened to James. The story goes back and forth between the present and the past months before he remembers, when he starts to, and the aftermath.  There are some turns that I did not see coming. It seems people know more things than you would even imagine. He struggles to merge both lives together. Can he even do that? What mysteries will be solved?

I have to admit there were times that I was confused with the bouncing back and forth and had to reread passages to make sure I was understanding what was happening. But that didn’t detract from the story, just my brain working it’s magic. You could feel how hard it was for him to long for the past life and yet not want to upset what he did have as Carlos. There are revelations that will probably make you shout “What”?! Which is always good in my book. Another plus is that being a SF  bay area girl, I loved that it was featured in the first book and somewhat in this book, but my mom is a native of Kauai and I love that it was featured prominently in this book. It’s another good outing in the series and I look forward to Everything We Give  next year. (Team Ian for the win!)

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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