Before We Were Strangers

Before We Were Strangers Review

Something happened to her mother that night. Something no one wants to talk about. But she's determined to uncover her family's dark secrets, even if they bury her.

Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn't sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. And then there was that other sound--the ominous thump before all went quiet.

In the morning, her mother was gone. The official story was that she left. Her loving, devoted mother! That hadn't sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at eighteen, anxious to leave her small Texas hometown in search of anywhere else. But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay. Or her fears that the domineering father she grew up with wasn't just difficult--he was deadly.

Now another traumatic loss forces Sloane to realize she owes it to her mother to find out the truth, even if it means returning to a small town full of secrets and lies, a jilted ex-boyfriend and a father and brother who'd rather see her silenced. But as Sloane starts digging into the past, the question isn't whether she can uncover what really happened that night...it's what will remain of her family if she does?

Title:Before We Were Strangers
Edition Language:English

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  • Carrie

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thriller...

  • Debbie Oliphant

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should mak...

  • Dri ?

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  • Erin

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to...

  • Jonetta

    Sloane McBride’s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw ...

  • Corina?BookTwinsReviews

    While I read Before We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a real mystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book.Bes...

  • Adah Udechukwu

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time....

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but N...

  • Owl._.

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended....

  • Frank Phillips

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would ...