Meg Pepper has a fulfilling career and a happy family. Most days she’s able to keep it all together and glide through life. But then, in one unalterable moment, everything changes.
After school pickup one day, she stops her car to wave a teenage boy across the street…just as another car comes hurtling down the road and slams into him.
Meg can’t help but blame herself for her role in this horrific disaster. Full of remorse, she throws herself into helping the boy’s family as he rehabs from his injuries. But the more Meg tries to absolve herself, the more she alienates her own family—and the more she finds herself being drawn to the boy’s father, Andrew.
Soon Meg’s picture-perfect life is unraveling before her eyes. As the painful secrets she’s been burying bubble dangerously close to the surface, she will have to decide: Can she forgive herself, or will she risk losing everything she holds dear to her heart? (From Goodreads)
I would rate this book a solid 4 stars.
What I liked most, is it is a very realistic story-line. As this really could happen to anyone. My father actually was a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian. (Not at all my father’s fault) and a few years later, I was struck by a car while walking in a cross walk (not at all my fault). The aftermath of what can happen in light of these situations can be very hard.
I really enjoyed the family dynamics, the smart daughter, who has started acting out as a coping mechanism, the wife who doesn’t know how to face what she saw, and the husband who doesn’t understand any of it, because he wasn’t there. It shows the dangers of what can happen if you don’t trust your marriage, and friendships for that matter. Just a nice honest read, without any over the top dramatics, great from start to finish and an absolute pleasure to read. My only drawback is I wish it would have had more info on what happened after. I think many of you guys will enjoy this book!
Thank you to the beauties at Booksparks! #SRC2017 This was another fantastic read!!