All the Things We Didn't Say

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Harper, 2009 - Detective / Mystery - 376 pages
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Emotional, issue-led fiction perfect for all fans of The Memory Keeper's Daughter and Jodi Picoult

Tragedy came as if so often does: a teenage party, emotions running high, followed by a horrific car crash. A girl is left dead and a boy is forced to leave his home town, with a secret that he will carry with him forever...

Years later, when Summer's mother disappears one summer, she is left with her father. Obsessed with an accident from years ago, he slowly descends into mental illness. And as he becomes more disorientated, he reveals small fragments of a secret that has been hidden since his youth, a secret that changes everything.

Summer supports her father as much as she can but eventually realises that she has to escape. She finds refuge with her great-aunt, Stella. Feisty, fun-loving, and dying of cancer, Stella holds parts of the family secret. Slowly, things fall into place for Summer - or at least so she thinks...

This is a story of the importance of family, of the damage a lie can do, and of how nothing is ever what it seems.

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User Review  - juliette07 - LibraryThing

I was very much looking forward to reading this book and gathering further insight into the nature or nurture debate but was disappointed. The plot appeared so very engineered and never fulfilled the ... Read full review

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User Review  - curlycurrie - LibraryThing

It took me 2 goes to get into this book - I just don't think I was in the right mood the first time I picked it up. Once I got into Summer's character I started to get into the story and the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line. All the Things We Didn't Say is her first novel for adults.

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