From Publishers Weekly
Two years after Annabelle Murphy's husband Knox dies in a plane crash, the wreckage is found-and with him is the body of a woman. In the disappointing latest South Carolina Lowcountry saga from Henry (following Between the Tides), the firm ground under Annabelle's feet suddenly dissolves with questions as to who the woman was, and what her relationship to Knox might have been. Annabelle's teenaged daughter, Keeley, struggles with feelings of anger and betrayal; her college-aged son Jake mans up as best he can. Her close male friend, Shawn, may turn out to be something else entirely. And into all their lives comes Sofie Milstead, a sad young woman who studies dolphins, who avoids most relationships and who knew who the mysterious woman was. Sofie doesn't explain her connection to Knox until late in the story, and a sense of foreboding pervades the entire read. When all is finally explained, the payoff is meager, and a downer.
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Annabelle is still grieving for the husband she lost in a plane crash two years earlier when a group of lost mountain climbers find the plane and her husband’s body. But there’s a second body in the wreckage, a woman, and Annabelle has to come to terms with the possibility that her husband, a popular lawyer known for his pro bono work, was cheating on her. Ironically, Annabelle is an advice columnist, but she has no advice for herself. Her reality invalidated, Annabelle decides to find out just who this other woman was. But her search only leads to more questions and secrets. As the answers are revealed, piece by agonizing piece, Annabelle learns that the truth is often harder than the lies that take its place. Henry gently draws readers into her story and then keeps them fully engaged until her tale is completely told. Readers who crave books that sparkle with the sheer beauty of language can rely on her. --Shelley Mosley