Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Review: In Place of Never by Julie Anne Lindsey

Can the truth set her free?…

A part of Mercy died the summer her sister tragically drowned. Now Mercy has a chance to discover if Faith’s death was an accident—or murder.  Her first step is to confront the lead suspects: a band of traveling gypsies—the last people who saw her sister alive. But Mercy finds an unexpected ally in Cross, the soulful musician in their ranks. He’s a kindred spirit, someone who sees into her heart for the first time in, well, forever. Yet stirring up the past puts Mercy in danger…

Suddenly someone is shadowing Mercy’s every move, making her even more determined to uncover the facts. With Cross by her side, she is ready to face it all, even if that means opening up to him, knowing he may one day leave her. What she discovers is a truth that rocks the foundation of her small river town—and a love worth risking everything for….

Paperback, 269 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2016 by Lyrical Press, Inc

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is February 2nd, 2016.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this story.  you see the thing is circus' freak me out.  So does the idea of a travelling sideshow.  I find the idea of gypsies (the ones found in fiction) extremely creepy.  I don't know why, its just something I can't explain.  At least there were not an clowns...I would have been done.

That aside this actually told a very nice story.  If you want to look really deep, it is a story about not judging a book by its cover, forgiveness, healing and young love.  If you just want to scratch the surface it is a love story with a little bit of a mystery attached.

I loved Cross who was perfect in his imperfections.  The way he saw Mercy in his eyes was swoon worthy.  Mercy herself was a good strong character once she got past her period of hibernation.

I will not say anything else as I fear it may lead to spoilers.  This story surprised me and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.  Lucky for me the travelling circus Gypsies were not as scary as I thought they would be.

About the Author

From her Goodreads profile

I tell stories, mostly to my children, sometimes to strangers. I'm fandom obsessed, over-excitable, addicted to social media, caffeine and Poptarts. You can find me online anytime lurking around the Internet, amped up on sugar and wielding a book.

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