Evelyn liked Dan but every time he got too close Evelyn would back away. Being friends with him was great. That wasn’t the problem. The problem was that she didn’t think anyone would ever want her if they knew about her past. So she just never told them about it. No one. Ever. Except Kate.
Unfortunately, the past that Evelyn thought she had left behind for good, returned. Her friends noticed that her behaviour had changed, but she never said anything. Kate, who always answered Evelyn’s phone when Evelyn wasn’t close enough to grab it, was no longer welcome to do so. Stymied by such odd behaviour, Kate determined to figure out what was going on.
What Kate and her friends discovered was more than one person should have to deal with on her own. Convincing Evelyn of that was something else. The twists and turns in the story connected to other events which had affected Evelyn’s friends in the past.
Discovering what happened to Evelyn when she was a child was utterly horrific and speaks to some of the awful things that can happen to children in foster care.
Fortunately there are good foster homes out there where things like that do not happen. Perhaps it will even encourage some people who care about the welfare of children to consider becoming foster parents.
I loved the themes of friendship, trust and loyalty in Closing the Books. Does Evelyn allow Dan to become anything more than just a friend? You’ll have to read the book to find out if she can get over the barrier of her past to develop a relationship with him.
I thought this sequel to Moving On was excellent. Not only were the themes and plot current but the story was well written and engaging. I gave this story a rating 5 stars out of 5.
Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
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