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Pieces of Her: A Novel Paperback – May 21, 2019
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From the Back Cover
Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura’s a beloved speech pathologist; she knows Laura’s never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn’t—confident, settled, sure of herself. Feeling listless, with no direction, Andrea, unlike Laura, struggles to find her way.
But Andrea’s certainty is upended when a visit to the mall is shattered by an act of horrifying violence that reveals a new side of Laura—a cool woman who calmly faces down a murderer. It turns out that before Andrea’s mother was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from the woman she once was, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will be the same again.To save her mother, Andrea embarks on a desperate journey following the bread crumb trail of her mother’s past. Andrea knows that if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for her mother . . . or her.
- Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (May 21, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 496 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062883097
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062883094
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 1.12 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #77,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Then the time flips to 1986 and Laura's life takes shape. I admit that it really stalled the momentum at first when it went back in time, but eventually those chapters were just as tense as the present day ones. So it just dragged in the middle a little.
After that first time jump the chapters alternated between 1986 and present day. Laura's life is explained as Andrea discovers more of it on her own. The last part of the book more than makes up for it dragging in the middle, and Andrea finds out how far her mother will go (and has gone) to protect her.
I'm glad it was revealed at the end what Laura said to Paula in the motel room as I really wanted to know. So petty but I mentally high-fived Laura anyway!