Today’s feature is from an author I have enjoyed in several of her books. Things We Didn’t Say (e-book), by Kristina Riggle, “is impossible to put down, and even harder to let go of.”
—Julie Buxbaum, author of The Opposite of Love…
My cigarette smoke twists through the predawn November air, until a gust breaks it apart. My hair whips across my face, so I turn into the wind, putting my cigarette behind my back to shelter it. The effect is like leaning off the prow of a ship.
The air is heavy with looming winter. Mornings like this, as a kid, I’d curse and groan, shivering at the bus stop in the cracking cold before the sun even came up. Now? I’d take this cold every day of the year if it always came with such exquisite quiet.
“Our differences aren’t important now.” She (Mallory) sighs, leaning one hip against the counter. “We’ll have to be mature about this.”
I feel a sneer creep across my face before I can stop it. (p. 54).
Synopsis: Kristina Riggle’s star continues to rise. Tiffany Baker, the New York Times bestselling author of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, says that Riggle, “writes women’s fiction with soul.”
In her novel Things We Didn’t Say, the acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars and The Life You’ve Imagined (an Indie Next Notable Book) explores the messiness of life’s love stories, especially those involving teenage almost-stepchildren, a unreliable ex-wife, and the words no parent ever wants to hear: “Your child is missing.” A poignant, honest, and unforgettable novel that fans of Katrina Kittle and Elin Hildenbrand will take into their hearts, Things We Didn’t Say is exactly the sort of well-written, complex relationships story that women love to read, discuss, and share with their friends.
My first book by this author was Keepsake, a wonderful story about two sisters raised by a hoarder. I am looking forward to this book, one of her earlier works. What do you think? Would you keep reading?