No More Words by Kerry Lonsdale
Kerry Lonsdale is an auto-read author for me because her books have it all and make me feel so many emotions. No More Words is the first book in her new trilogy and I was so excited when I was notified that I would be part of Team No More and would get to read all three books early. No More Words, which will be out on July 6, was an excellent way to start off this series.
I could not put this book down and every time I thought I was figuring out which direction the story was going in, Kerry would send me in another direction. The chapters alternate between present day and past summers that the characters Olivia, Lily, and their brother Lucas spent as children at the lake house of family friends, to help build the story and show how things started to breakdown in the family over the years. While most chapters follow Olivia’s side of the story, I liked the few chapters we got that offered Lucas’ side so you could see how things looked from his perspective.
Olivia was a great character and with her trust issues she felt incredibly authentic. On the outside she looks like a person who has it all, a successful career and a father who always showed how much he loved and supported her, but throughout her life she has had the people she love hurt her in a number of ways. I loved the relationship she formed with Josh, someone she didn’t want to grow close to for fear of what would happen if she found Lily. I can’t wait to read No More Lies to continue the story of the Carson family.
Thank you to Kerry Lonsdale, NetGalley, and Lake Union Publishing for an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review.