by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Gallery Books (August 15, 2017)
Publication Date: August 15, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | African American
Print Length: 304 pages
From the time Brooke Green was seven years old, she has lived with the pain of losing her mother. Her father has done the best job he could in raising her, but a piece of her always felt empty. On the day of her father’s funeral, her grandmother breaks the shocking news: her mother, Sarah, is very much alive. She abandoned her family because she claimed she wasn’t fit for motherhood. After doing some research, Brooke discovers her mother is living in Atlanta, enjoying a great career…and a brand new family. Stunned, Brooke doesn’t know if she wants answers or revenge against the mother who abandoned her. When she meets Sarah’s husband, Tony, Brooke sees the perfect way to make her mother pay. But her plan for revenge just may leave everyone in danger, and end up costing Brooke more than she ever bargained for.
Seeking Sarah by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
After the death of her father, Brooke discovers her family’s dirty laundry has been piling up for years and the mother she has long thought dead is very much alive and living her dream life only hours away. What started as a journey for answers and to reunite with the mother she so desperately needed growing up will turn into a nightmare of epic proportions as one woman’s pain becomes an explosive trip to self-destruction and vengeance.
SEEKING SARAH by ReShonda Tate Billingsley is a dark and painfully twisted journey that will unravel the threads of one woman’s fabricated life, while taking another down a path of darkness and emotional brutality and despair.
Who knows how any of us would react to the news that our mother wanted more than us to be happy? ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s tale is told with raw frankness, no sugar-coating or dressing up. Her characters are not superheroes, they are people in pain. Brooke had no clue what to expect or what it would cost her when she discovered the lie she had been told for years. Once she set the wheels in motion, she veered out of control and lost more than she had hoped to gain. Her quest for love became a journey of deceit as her jealousy at the life her mother had created without her tore her mind to shreds.
From start to finish, a tale that screams of believability, especially when one woman grasps desperately for the fantasy life she had dreamed of, only to find that her imagination was lacking the flawed human factor, both hers and that of the mother who didn’t’ want to be found. Magnetic reading, as we are compelled to follow this journey to its final conclusion. Highly recommended drama reading!
I received an ARC edition from Gallery Books in exchange for my honest review.