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Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry



Release Date - June 24, 2014

Patti Callahan Henry
St. Martin's Press

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Eve Morrison owns her own letterpress company and her husband owns a thriving electronic magazine. Together, they are a well-known couple in Savannah, Georgia, a couple that many long to associate with. Outward appearances are not always accurate.

One night, Eve is working when police stop by to say her husband and sister were in an accident. Her sister is in a coma with swelling of the brain, her husband is saying her sister was drunk and grabbed the wheel. When doctors say her sister's blood tests were clear of any alcohol or drugs, Eve is confused. Why is her husband lying? Eve's teen daughter is another issue. She's rebelling against everyone, except Eve's sister, and now with Willa in the hospital, everything seems to be unraveling. It's time for secrets to be revealed, and for Eve to decide what the future will hold for her family.

The Stories We Tell is a solid story with a touch of mystery, a little romance, and lots of family dynamics blended together. I started it, couldn't put it down, and then cheered as Eve took control of the situation. She's tough, likeable, and determined. As she came across new facts, I also enjoyed trying to unravel truth from lies. It's a great read, and one that leaves me convinced it's time to put Patti Callahan Henry on my list of authors not to miss. If you haven't read any books by Patti Callahan Henry, I high recommend The Stories We Tell and last year's And Then I Found You.


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