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Hiya friend! Thanks for dropping by for my latest book review. Today’s title is The Woman I Was Before by Kerry Fisher.
Below you’ll find the description of the book provided by the publisher, followed by my personal review and star rating.
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*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley and Forever in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Description from the Publisher :
An intense, emotionally gripping novel for readers of Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere.
Of all the emotions single mother Kate Jones expects to feel as she walks into her brand-new house on Parkview Road, hope is the most surprising. She has changed her and her daughter’s names and moved across the country to escape the single mistake that destroyed their lives.
But Kate isn’t the only woman on the street starting afresh. Warm, whirlwind Gisela, with her busy life and confident children, and sharp, composed Sally, with her spontaneous marriage and high-flying career, are the first new friends Kate has allowed herself in years. While part of her envies their seemingly perfect lives, their friendship helps Kate to leave her guilt behind.
Until one day, everything changes. Kate is called to the scene of a devastating car accident, the consequences of which will test everything the women thought they knew about each other and themselves.
My Review for The Woman I Was Before :
The Woman I Was Before really hit home in unexpected ways for me. I have a tendency to be jealous of the things that I see people doing or having on social media. But this book really paints a picture of how a lot of what we see is so carefully curated that it really can’t be trusted.
Kate and Daisy are running from Kate’s past – but that can’t stay hidden forever. She’s desperate for that to be true though, and does everything in her power to keep her real identity a secret from her new neighbors.
Gisela has a seemingly perfect marriage. She wants for nothing, and her kids are on their way to their own success. Until it all comes crashing down around her. Every truth she thought she knew was a lie.
Sally has a marriage that is envied by her friends with kids. She’s able to pack up and be spontaneous as much as she wants. But she is longing to be a mother…something she hasn’t shared with anyone other than herself.
Each of these women is a master of hiding the truth and showing only what she wants to be seen. I really enjoyed getting to know each of these women and families and seeing how each of their stories played out.
I’d recommend this book if you’re looking for a fast paced page turner.
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