Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Invisible by Carla Buckley

Invisible
by Carla Buckley

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Bantam (December 11, 2012)
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780440246053
Genre: Women's Fiction | Suspense
Print Length: 401 pages
 
Growing up, Dana Carlson and her older sister, Julie, are inseparable—Dana the impulsive one, Julie calmer and more nurturing. But then a devastating secret compels Dana to flee from home, not to see or speak to her sister for sixteen years.

When she receives the news that Julie is seriously ill, Dana knows that she must return to their hometown of Black Bear, Minnesota, to try and save her sister. Yet she arrives too late, only to discover that Black Bear has changed, and so have the people in it.

Julie has left behind a shattered teenage daughter, Peyton, and a mystery—what killed Julie may be killing others, too. Why is no one talking about it? Dana struggles to uncover the truth, but no one wants to hear it, including Peyton, who can’t forgive her aunt’s years-long absence. Dana had left to protect her own secrets, but Black Bear has a secret of its own—one that could tear apart Dana’s life, her family, and the whole town.

 
Invisible by Carla Buckley

InvisibleNeed something a little dark, a little unsettling, very tumultuous and yet leaves you feeling a sense of hope rising from the ashes of pain? Carla Buckley’s Invisible is a tale full of secrets, some kept out of a deep love and others kept out of greed and a lack of care for humanity or the world we live in, while others are kept out of shame. The word Truth is a rare commodity in this heart wrenching tale of family, grief, loss and a hidden monster that is killing the people of Black Bear, Minnesota.

Two sisters made a pact over sixteen years earlier and until her dying breath, Juli kept that promise and Dana kept her distance from the family she loved. It was the pela form Juli’s daughter, Peyton to an aunt she didn’t’ know that brought Dana home, an unwelcome family member who came too late to save her sister. For Dana, all she could do was follow a hunch as to why people were dying of kidney failure in Black Bear and uncover the truth before more innocent victims lost their lives. What she didn’t expect was the animosity from her niece, a teen drowning in the grief of losing her mother, while looking for a scapegoat to blame.

Everyone has secrets and Peyton is lost, alone and discovers she is the reason for those secrets, while Dana discovers her sister’s perfect life was far from the dream status she had envisioned it to be.

Powerful emotions, entangled in the sins of the past and the search to discover the root of the illnesses in Black Bear, guilt is the constant partner between the lines of each page. Sometimes lies have a way of crushing all they affect and Carla Buckley sugar-coats nothing in this raw and gritty tale.

I received this copy from Random House Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.




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