Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “No More Words” by Kerry Lonsdale, Amazon Publishing, July 2021
Kerry Lonsdale, the author of “No More Words” has written an intriguing, intense and captivating novel. The genres for this novel are psychological thriller, domestic thriller, mystery and suspense and fiction. The timeline for this novel is set in the author’s “present” and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her dramatic characters as complex, complicated, dysfunctional, flawed and each character has their own set of problems and memories. There are secrets, lies, betrayals, danger and possible murder.
The Carson family is quite complicated. The father is in the wine business and an aspiring politician, and the wife, seems to have champagne taste on a beer budget. When the three Carson children, are younger, they get the wonderful opportunity to stay with a family that have a home by the lake, and encourages hiking, swimming, and the friendship with their children.The middle son like to play jokes on his siblings, and causes some troublesome situations.
Olivia Carson, now an adult has a wonderful job, and some good friends. She also has trust issues and her relationships with men are difficult. A young boy is dropped off by her house, and Olivia discovers that this is her nephew Josh, her youngest sister Lily’s son. Lily ran away when she was pregnant and 16 years old, and Olivia hasn’t seen Josh in person. Josh has difficulty communicating and has a scar that looks like he recently had brain surgery.
Olivia, Lily and Josh are very artistic. Josh can draw involved, detailed and intricate pictures. Olivia senses something terrible has happened to her sister. Olivia starts to look at things from the past to understand what is going on. Little does Olivia realize that many of the deep dark secrets, once revealed will be like opening Pandora’s box. This is a thought-provoking and suspenseful story that I highly recommend for other readers. I look forward to reading the other books in Kerry Lonsdale series.