The Forgotten Ones

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Amazon Publishing, 2018 - Family secrets - 337 pages

A spellbinding novel about an unspeakable secret that could destroy a family, from the New York Times bestselling author of Finding Emma.

Elle is a survivor. She's managed to piece together a solid life from a childhood of broken memories and fairy tales her mom told her to explain away bad dreams. But weekly visits to her mother still fill Elle with a paralyzing fear she can't explain. It's just another of so many unanswered questions she grew up with in a family estranged by silence and secrets.

Elle's world turns upside down when she receives a deathbed request from her grandfather, a man she was told had died years ago. Racked by grief, regrets, and a haunted conscience, he has a tale of his own to tell Elle: about her mother, an imaginary friend, and two strangers who came to the house one night and never left.

As Elle's past unfolds, so does the truth--if she can believe it. She must face the reasons for her inexplicable dread. As dark as they are, Elle must listen...before her grandfather's death buries the family's secrets forever.

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This is a tale of unreliable narrators and a reader trying to figure out who to trust. There are two narrators. Elle is a daughter and that is all
she has been her whole life that is the only family relationship she has known. David is counting his days in the hospital and as he hasn't had communication with the rest of his family he is pretty sure he will die alone.
Very early in the book, the reader finds out the connection between David and Elle and I loved the premise that his days are numbered and Elle must quickly get the truth of the past out of him. I loved how that easily took us back in time through David's eyes to see the past.
 

About the author (2018)

Steena Holmes is an author living in Calgary, Alberta. She is the author of USA Today and Amazon bestselling, award winning title Finding Emma winner of the 2012 Indie Excellence Award and the Memory Child. Steena signed a three book deal with Amazon in 2012 and is a frequent guest speaker on the subject of indie publishing

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