Thursday, August 2, 2012

You Don't Want To Know

In Ava’s dreams, her son, Noah, looks just the way she remembers him: a sweet two-year-old in rolled-up jeans and a red sweatshirt. When Ava wakes, the agonizing truth hits her all over again. Noah went missing two years ago, and has never been found. Almost everyone, including Ava’s semi-estranged husband, assumes the boy drowned after falling off the dock near their Church Island home.
Ava has spent most of the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, shattered by grief and unable to recall the details of Noah’s disappearance. Now she’s back at Neptune’s Gate, the family estate, her strength slowly returning. But as Ava’s mind comes back into focus, she can’t shake the feeling that her family, and her psychologist, know more than they’re saying. Are they worried for her well-being—or anxious about what she might discover?
Ava secretly visits a hypnotist, hoping to restore her memories. But the strange visions and night terrors keep getting worse. She is sure she’s heard Noah crying in the nursery, and glimpsed him walking near the dock. Is she losing her mind, or is Noah still alive? Ava won’t stop until she gets answers, but the truth is more dangerous than she can imagine. And the price may be more than she ever thought to pay. (from Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Poor Ava, she really doesn’t know who to trust. Living on an island, surrounded by family who, while they seem to care for her, also seem to have some underlying animosity towards her. There is one person, the mysterious Mr. Dern, that might be someone she can trust. Is he on team Ava or team everybody else? And what about her son Noah? Is he alive or was he even real to begin with?

This book started off slow for me, although it held my attention enough for me to want to continue. It got better about half way in and then really picked up in the last quarter. I’m glad I stuck with it, as there were some twists toward the end that made it worth my while.

I thank Kensington Publishing and Netgalley for allowing me to read this for my unbiased review.

Publish date: August 7, 2012

My rating: 3.5 of 5


  1. I have enjoyed Lisa's books in the past. Thanks for sharing her latest :)

  2. This was my first book by this author.