Thursday, August 6, 2015

Review: The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle

The Ones We Trust
by Kimberly Belle

Publisher: Mira
Pages: 304
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When former DC journalist Abigail Wolff attempts to rehabilitate her career, she finds herself at the heart of a US army cover-up involving the death of a soldier in Afghanistan -- with unspeakable emotional consequences for one family. As the story of what happened comes to light, Abigail will do anything to write it. 

The more evidence she stumbles upon in the case, the fewer people it seems she can trust, including her own father, a retired army general. And she certainly never expected to fall in love with the slain soldier's brother, Gabe, a bitter man struggling to hold his family together. The investigation eventually leads her to an impossible choice, one of unrelenting sacrifice to protect those she loves.

Beyond the buried truths and betrayals, questions of family loyalty and redemption, Abigail's search is, most of all, a desperate grasp at carrying on and coping -- and seeking hope in the impossible.

Kritters Thoughts:  Abigail Wolff was a great character.  Although many of the characters that surrounded here were unreliable, it was ok because the reader knew they could count on her.  Abigail leaves her job as a journalist when one of her stories takes a turn and hurts a number of people.  She has been staying out of the spotlight, but two stories will pull her back in.

I loved how there was more than one story that she was investigating, but I didn't get them mixed up at all.  One story is an extension of the story that took her out of commission while the other story has personal impact with her family members involved - it was good!  This was an interesting take on a family drama with a daughter having to question everything she has known about her parents and how she was raised.  

There is a bit of a love story but it in no way takes precedence over her investigations but it worked perfectly in conjunction with the main plot line.  

As a DC resident I loved reading a book that took place in my back door.  And the pacing of this book was non stop, I think I read it in just two sittings!  

This is my second Kimberly Belle read and so far I have adored both!  I am adding her to my auto buy list and will absolutely read anything she writes, maybe even without reading the synopsis!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I love books that are set in places I'm familiar with!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.


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