On My Wishlist is a weekly meme started by Book Chick City and is now hosted by Workaday Reads. Every week I’ll introduce you to a book that’s on my extensive wishlist. Sometimes it’s a new book, but quite often it’s an older book. Let me know if you’ve read it, and what you think. Please also join in and leave a link to your On My Wishlist post.
Unloched by Candice Lemon-Scott
A boy. A boat. A storm.
One day that will tear a family apart.
Two sisters are reunited, but for how long? Can their fragile relationship survive once the secrets of the past are finally unlocked?
A mother’s dying wish sends twin sisters Lauren and Trina back to the place of their childhood vacations, on the Gippsland Lakes, to restore and sell a dilapidated houseboat. Although the twins were almost inseparable throughout childhood, a wild storm and the events that followed drove the girls apart in their teenage years. Now, ten years later, Lauren and Trina are forced to face each other and themselves as they discover the role their mother played in their estrangement. As the houseboat is gradually stripped bare, so are the lives of these women as the truth emerges.
A story of secrets and betrayal, Unloched takes the reader on an emotional journey through the landscape of the family. Commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for an unpublished manuscript, this is Candice Lemon-Scott’s debut novel.
It’s no secret that I enjoy drama-filled family stories. Throw in a mystery and emotional baggage, and I’m in for the ride. This sounds like a book that fits that bill exactly. Combine it with the soft and reflective cover, and it gets me interested for sure.