Skeletons by Jane Fallon
Jen has discovered a secret.
It's not hers to share, but is it hers to keep?
If she tells her husband Jason, he might get over the shock but will he forgive her for telling the truth? She might drive a wedge through their marriage.
If she tells someone else in Jason's family - the family she's come to love more than her own - she'd not only tear them apart but could also find herself on the outside: she's never really been one of them, after all.
But if she keeps this dirty little secret to herself, how long can she pretend nothing is wrong? How long can she live a lie?
Jen knows the truth - but is she ready for the consequences?
Today is publication day for Jane Fallon's new novel. I have read a few of her books and always enjoyed them.
Jen's father walked out of her life when she was young and she has never forgiven her mother. An only child of only children Jen has always craved the perfect family and she found it when she married Jason and adopted his family and all their traditions. Life is good until her two children leave home and she wonders if cracks are beginning to appear in her marriage.
Jen witnesses something she shouldn't she's in the wrong place at the wrong time and doesn't have a clue what to do. She makes wrong choices and that old saying of don't shoot the messenger seems to be coming true. Jen will soon discover that blood really is thicker than water when everything she holds dear explodes around her.
After a slow start this book is fast paced as Jen tries to do the right thing by her husband's family. I felt quite sad that Jen had neglected her own mother but she then finds out a secret about her which could potentially damage their relationship more.
I didn't agree with the decisions Jen made but she thought she was doing the right thing. Keeping secrets was making Jen ill and destroying her relationship with everyone around her.
Temptation rears it's head and loyal Jen is torn.
This is a good story about what matters in life,is it the truth or is it appearances? How loyal should you be and does your wife and mother of your children matter more than your parents and siblings?
The story has many twists and turn that take you to a good ending and another great story from Jane Fallon.
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