Thursday, 18 January 2018

Review: What The Valley Knows by Christie Heather

Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship and jealousy.

When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team’s hero, Wade Thornton—a nice guy with a bad drinking habit—longtime friendships are threatened and a popular cheerleader tries to turn the school against Molly.

The young couple’s future is shattered when Wade, drunk, wrecks his truck and Molly is thrown through the windshield. She wakes from a coma to find her beauty marred and her memory full of holes. As she struggles to heal, she becomes sure that something terrible happened before the accident. And there is somebody in the valley who doesn’t want her to remember.

Paperback, 1st Edition , 250 pages
Expected publication: January 25th 2018 by Black Rose writing

Terri's Thoughts

I had received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

I can't say a lot about this story without giving anything away but I will say the book synopsis captures the plot well.  I will also say, aside from said mentioned parts I can't mention, this reminded me a little of my high school days.  Although football is not such a big deal here, the high school football players were still the top dogs in school.

This story deals with more than one heavy topic.  Since it is in the YA genre, it doesn't go too with the topics as far as details however fair warning that this is not a light and fluffy read.  This is more for those who prefer their topics serious.

While I feel the story would have been good enough with only delving in to one of the serious issues, it was still interesting without being overwhelming.  I would read more from this author.

About the Author

Heather Christie grew up in rural Pennsylvania and, at age seventeen, took off for New York City in hopes of becoming a movie star. Flash forward several decades, a couple degrees, a bunch of cats, two kids and one husband later, she's back in Pennsylvania writing her heart out and chasing dreams again. She loves to read, run, drink tea, and make Sunday dinner.

No comments:

Post a Comment