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No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole’s body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and hasn’t been seen since. Until now. One year—almost to the day—from Ro’s death, when he knocks on the door of Blue Gate Manor and asks where she is.
Cage has no memory of the past twelve months. According to him, Ro was alive only the day before. Ro’s sister Mae wouldn’t believe him, except that something’s not right. Nothing’s been right in the house since Ro died.
And then Mae finds the little green book. The one hidden in Ro’s room. It’s filled with secrets—dangerous secrets—about her family, and about Ro. And if what it says is true, then maybe, just maybe, Ro isn’t lost forever.
And maybe there are secrets so dark, they should never see the light of day.
I’ll admit, the cover drew me in and mesmerized me. Goedjen has a unique way with words that really draws readers in and brings them to the edge of the seats with jaws dropped and minds blown. It’s a raw talent that few possess. The characters were well developed and relatable. I loved that the storyline progressed at a steady pace and was easy to follow. I couldn’t put this read down and flew through the pages. It offers a strong message about family and the pain that those closest to us can bring. It’s a great read that I highly recommend!
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Tara Goedjen has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama and grew up in the South. The Breathless is her debut novel. She lives and writes in Monterey, California.