Before We Were Strangers

Before We Were Strangers Something happened to her mother that night Something no one wants to talk about But she s determined to uncover her family s dark secrets even if they bury her Five year old Sloane McBride couldn t

  • Title: Before We Were Strangers
  • Author: Brenda Novak
  • ISBN: 0778369943
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Something happened to her mother that night Something no one wants to talk about But she s determined to uncover her family s dark secrets, even if they bury her.Five year old Sloane McBride couldn t sleep that night Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air And then there was that other sound the ominous thump before all went quiet Something happened to her mother that night Something no one wants to talk about But she s determined to uncover her family s dark secrets, even if they bury her.Five year old Sloane McBride couldn t sleep that night Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air And then there was that other sound the ominous thump before all went quiet.In the morning, her mother was gone.The official story was that she left Her loving, devoted mother That hadn t sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at eighteen, anxious to leave her small Texas hometown in search of anywhere else But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay Or her fears that the domineering father she grew up with wasn t just difficult he was deadly.Now another traumatic loss forces Sloane to realize she owes it to her mother to find out the truth, even if it means returning to a small town full of secrets and lies, a jilted ex boyfriend and a father and brother who d rather see her silenced But as Sloane starts digging into the past, the question isn t whether she can uncover what really happened that nightit s what will remain of her family if she does Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 400 pages Pu

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      It was a shocking experience that jump started Brenda Novak s bestselling author career I caught my day care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away, Brenda says It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake In fact, Brenda swears she didn t have a It was a shocking experience that jump started Brenda Novak s bestselling author career I caught my day care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away, Brenda says It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake In fact, Brenda swears she didn t have a creative bone in her body In school, math and science were her best subjects, and when it came time to pick a major in college, she chose business Abandoning her academic scholarship to Brigham Young University at the age of 20 in order to get married and start a family, Brenda dabbled in commercial real estate, then became a loan officer When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book, Brenda admits I learned how to write by reading what others have written The best advice for any would be author read, read, read Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history Many of her novels have won or placed in contests such as the National Reader s Choice, the Bookseller s Best, the Write Touch, the Award of Excellence and the Beacon Award for Published Authors Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children three girls and two boys She juggles her writing career with her children s softball and soccer games, field trips, carpool runs and homework sessions.When she s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fundraiser for diabetes research an on line auction held at her website May 1st May 31st Her youngest son, Thad, has diabetes, and Brenda is determined to help him and others like him She also enjoys traveling, watching sporting events and biking she rides an amazing 20 miles every day Brenda s Facebook page

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    • I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers Before We Were Strangers is along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but with enough mystery to keep readers turning the pages and guessing along.In this story Sloane McBride had left home at eighteen and had not looked back for the last ten years Sloane had her reasons for escaping her I have beco [...]


    • What I love about reading is when you find that gem that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can t put the book down because you are racing to the next page A good book should make you feel and this did not disappoint Sloan is grieving over the loss of her friend who has been a father to her She shared with him the reason she left her childhood home and he urged her to get answers Sloan believes her father killed her mother when she was 5 years old and while she is terr What I [...]



    • Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it s gorgeous cover sure But importantly because I like the whole storyline of prodigal daughter or son returning and trying to bring the dark family secrets out into the open Sloane McBride, this novel s protagonist squ Than [...]


    • Sloane McBride s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed Sloane was only five years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen to escape her father s domination and emotional cruelty, leaving behind her boyfriend, Micah, and best friend, Paige Now she s returned home to Texas after having gained fame and success as a model to finally inves Sl [...]


    • While I read Before We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense Especially when the story feels like a real mystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book.Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel, and made my romance reader heart happy, the exciting and suspenseful search for answers was the main attraction of this story.From the very beginning the author pretty much served the main suspect on a silver platter B W [...]



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