Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous.
Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton.
Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away. @goodreads
Poor little Naomi had to find out her father was a rapist and serial killer. But she saved one girls life. That's what matters.
"I know you had a hard night, and you're having a hard day on top of it. Do you know what's going on here?"
"Yes, sir. My daddy hurt Ashley. He tied her up down in that old cellar in the woods by this burned-out cabin place. He hurt her really bad, and he hurt other people, too. There were pictures of them down there. I don't know why he did those things. I don't know why anybody would do what he did."
I loved the first of the book. The character of Naomi when she was a little girl was very strong and grew up into an even stronger woman. The book tells the story of what Naomi, her brother Mason, and her mom go through with the dad going to jail. The mom was an idiot and kept seeing the father even in jail. But, she had 14 something years to be brainwashed by him.
Naomi's uncle Seth and partner Harry had the family come live with them. But..... the mom caused problems and they all had to move again.
I love the relationship with Naomi's uncle. He and even Harry were so good to the family. But the mom just had so many issues. I won't say how that all worked out.
A little later it moves on to when Naomi is an adult and buys a beautiful house in the middle of nowhere that she is doing up. She also finds a love interest and a sweet dog! I loved Tag the dog :-)
This is the part of the book that dragged me down a little because nothing really exciting happened. I mean a woman gets killed in the same way as the others when Naomi was little. But it just didn't keep me reeled in like the beginning of the book.
I figured out who the killer was during the beginning of the book. I think it was the beginning.... not far into it at any rate. Well, I had my thoughts of who it was and I was right. I just wonder why it took them so long to try to find her. I think I know but I won't say. Lol
Anyway, it was pretty good but that is my opinion so you can just decide for yourself.
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