the next good book

My Sunshine Away

By M.o. Walsh


303 pages

What’s it about? This is a mix of a classic Southern Gothic novel and a first rate thriller.  The book centers around the rape of fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson.  It is the summer of 1989 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Lindy is not the only one who will be forever changed.  This is a coming of age story, but so much more. What did it make me think about? How do we remember the events from our childhood?  How does our recall of those events shape us? Should I read it? YES!!!This should be the next summer blockbuster.  It is the best thriller I have read in awhile and I loved the Southern locale. Quote- “And it is times like these, when there are years between myself and the events, that I feel close to understanding my memories and how the people I’ve known have affected me.  And I am often impressed and overwhelmed by the beautiful ways the heart and mind work without cease to create this feeling of connection.  It is like the way Lindy always reminds me of New Orleans, when I think of her now, although together the two of us never stepped foot there.”

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