From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Everything We Keep comes the highly anticipated sequel. Told from one man’s two perspectives, Everything We Left Behind effortlessly blends suspense, mystery, and romance in an exploration of loss, resilience, and the compelling need to protect the ones we love at all cost.
Two months before his wedding, financial executive
I would like to thank Lake Union Publishing, NetGalley, and Kerry Lonsdale for the ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of “Everything We Left Behind” by Kerry Lonsdale for my honest review. The genres for this book are General Fiction(Adult), Women’s Fiction, Mystery, Suspense with a touch of Romance.
This is the sequel to “Everything We Keep”. I like the way the author continues the story-line and plot. This story is narrated by the same man in two character roles,as James and Carlos. James was almost killed, and wakes up as Carlos. For 6 years James is in a fugue state. As Carlos, he has two sons, and a wife who died during the birth of his second son. Carlos becomes close and involved with his sister-in-law Nat. Carlos keeps a detailed journal of his life when he becomes aware that he was James. Never knowing when he will find James again, Carlos prepares his older son and gives him a box containing items to this. As Carlos finds himself becoming James again, there are many questions. Most importantly, James/Carlos worries for his two children and above all wants to keep them safe.
James family has secrets, betrayals, and major conflicts.Can James ever trust his family? Why was he almost killed? Why is everyone in that family trying to betray one another? As James surfaces with his identity crisis, he realizes that he and his children are in danger. Who can James trust? James is in search of answers.
Both James and Carlos love painting, and that is something his youngest son loves as well. The children are confused when James starts to find himself.
The author describes the characters as complicated and complex. I like that James/Carlos loves his boys and would do anything to keep them safe.
This book is fast-moving, full of adventure, full of suspense and mystery. I read this book in one sitting and couldn’t put it down.
I enjoyed this intriguing and captivating novel and would recommend it highly. I look forward for Kerry Lonsdale’s next book. Happy Reading!
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