When Jules Fuller leaves her life in California to help tend her dying mother, she has no idea how much everything will change for her by returning to her hometown of Ekron, North Carolina.

She is totally unprepared for how people and memories of the past will forever change her world, altering everything she believed about herself and her family.

Her brother Lincoln has always been her staunch supporter, so when Jules is blindsided by an adolescent boy’s allegations that turn most of the townfolk against her, Lincoln stands behind her. Along with an old friend/ex-boyfriend Sam, and an unexpected ally Walt, the teenage boy’s uncle.

What secrets and lies will gradually unfold and tear at the fabric of all their lives? How will the truth accidentally come to light?

Beautifully characterized and plotted so seamlessly that the events seem as authentic as real life events, The Last Summer of Her Other Life was an unputdownable read.

I love this excerpt:

“…Things changed. Things that defined your life altered and shifted when you weren’t paying attention. Sometimes you didn’t even notice until you missed them….”

A five star read that I recommend to those who enjoy character-driven novels that spotlight family dynamics and contemporary issues.


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