Having never met your own mother, but she wanted…just wanted to mother. To be that, be it, mothering, holding and keeping someone safe. Salvation and generosity all in one. She wanted that.
Rating 3.5 stars.
This is one of those proses that frustrate me. I don’t know if it’s because it didn’t go where I wanted it to go, or if it was not believable, or I needed more of a reason why. This is a building of character development. A mother and her young daughter running away and end up in a small town of Aurora Texas. All Dahlia remembers from her childhood is isolation. Her mother Memphis concerned about “paperwork” and because of paperwork Dahlia never went to school. Dahlia has left her home and is on a mission to find out who she is and who her mother is.
It is during a jog that Dahlia stumbles upon a woman who has been badly hurt and this woman’s tragedy is now Dahlia’s catalyst to find the dark secrets of who she is and ultimately the darkness that her mother is in.
Dahlia has always been the good daughter and Memphis the mother who was trapped in her own circumstances. The author’s narration is provocative and haunting as each woman must come to a decision to break out of their mental prison.
A Special Thank You to Berkley Publishing Group and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.