Today I am linking up with Socrates’ Book Reviews who hosts a meme every Tuesday to share the First Chapter/First Paragraph or two of the book you are currently reading.
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Mobile, Alabama
For a solid year, I felt like I was living my life underground. Suffocated first by the weight of the pills and, after that, by the people who helped me beat them. But as I turned onto my father’s winding, crushed-shell driveway, I had the sensation that—after clawing my way through bones and fossils, roots and rocks—I’d finally broken free. Cracked the bright surface of earth.
And, holy shit, was it ever bright.
Goodreads Synopsis –
Althea Bell is still heartbroken by her mother’s tragic, premature death—and tormented by the last, frantic words she whispered into young Althea’s ear: Wait for her. For the honeysuckle girl. She’ll find you, I think, but if she doesn’t, you find her.
Adrift ever since, Althea is now fresh out of rehab and returning to her family home in Mobile, Alabama, determined to reconnect with her estranged, ailing father. While Althea doesn’t expect him, or her politically ambitious brother, to welcome her with open arms, she’s not prepared for the chilling revelation of a grim, long-buried family secret. Fragile and desperate, Althea escapes with an old flame to uncover the truth about her lineage. Drawn deeper into her ancestors’ lives, Althea begins to unearth their disturbing history…and the part she’s meant to play in it.
Gripping and visceral, this unforgettable debut delves straight into the heart of dark family secrets and into one woman’s emotional journey to save herself from a sinister inheritance.
Audiobook Details –
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 4/26/2016
Narrator: Kate Orsini
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