When We Were Strangers by Alex Richards


Seventeen-year-old Evie Parker is devastated in the wake of her father’s sudden death. But she knows something her mother doesn’t: the day of his heart attack, her dad was planning to move out. After finding his packed bags, an impulsive Evie puts everything away, desperate to spare her mom more heartache.

To make matters worse, Evie soon learns the reason her father was going to leave: he had been dating his twenty-two-year-old receptionist, Bree, who is now six months pregnant. Desperate to distract herself, Evie signs up for a summer photography class where she meets a motley crew of students, including quirky and adorable Declan. Still, Evie can’t stop thinking about her father’s mistress. Armed with a telephoto lens, she caves to her curiosity, and what starts as a little bit of spying on Bree quickly becomes full-blown stalking. And when an emergency forces Evie to help Bree, she learns there’s more to the story than she ever knew…

Alex Richards crafts an addicting and compelling new story about betrayal, complicated family secrets, and getting to the heart of what matters — ultimately asking readers how far they’d be willing to go to unravel the truth.

My Review:

What happens when you lose someone you love? You find out dark secrets from their past.

Evie world is turned upside when your father passed away suddenly. She finds out he was ready to leave the family for another girl. Evie tries hard keeping secrets from her mother to protect, but it becomes to much for her. She ends up following the other woman and understand why it happen. Will Evie be able to find closure after her father’s death.

When we were Strangers was such a realistic read on grief. I really enjoy this book a lot. Also the cover of with Evie on it is a prefect. You can see she love taking pictures and also the pictures are of the other woman. Evie grief drives her kinda mad and obsessed on wanting answers. She even tries taking photography classes to help move on,but it does not work. She keeps to self and distance from her mom to protect her. It a little to much for a kid to handle.

This book was well written and so many feelings also. I also enjoyed did Alex Richards other book Accidental also. Will read more books by this aurthor in the future.

Looking for a new book that deal with grief, then check out When We Were Strangers.

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