By Kerry Lonsdale
Jenna Mason and her teenage son Josh have been on the run since before he was born. Moving frequently and keeping to herself, Jenna was doing what she had to do to keep her son safe and herself out of prison. Until one little slip up that will send her entire life into a tailspin.
Josh was a teenager now. He wants to have roots and friends. This time when his mother realized her past was crashing into her present, Josh demands answers as to their nomadic lifestyle and the urgent need to disappear again under the cover of nightfall. Reluctantly she agrees to stay, but still does not tell him the secret of her past or the identity of his father. This time, Josh was not the only one that had ties to their current life. Jenna is engaged to a wonderful man and has begun to dream about a happy life with him, his daughter and Josh. That was until the two people she fears most began taunting her with pieces of her past. Frantic, she needs to get away with Josh, no matter what promise she made to him. But nothing goes as planned. Will Jenna go to jail for the rest of her life? Will Josh be lost to her forever?
Skillfully using flashbacks, the author shows readers why she is afraid of her past, as well as the reason she felt she had to leave her life and family. The characters become real on the pages, each of them fully developed. The fragile balance of Jenna’s life is beautifully portrayed, as well as her strength and determination against all odds to keep Josh safe.
This deliciously tangled web of deceit wrapped in the love Jenna has for her son explodes in the pages of No More Lies. It is the second book in a series by award winning author Kerry Lonsdale, but can be read as a standalone novel. I recommend reading No More Words, first which is the first book in this series, as well. Other books that I have read by this author that are not in this series, are Last Summer and Side Trip. I really loved all of them. If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult, you will enjoy Ms. Lonsdale’s books. I highly recommend this book and author.
DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy for free from the Author and Netgalley and the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. Copyright © 2021 Laura Hartman