Things You Won't Say

Things You Won't Say

A Novel

Book - 2015
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In this timely and provocative novel, internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen takes us inside a family in crisis and a marriage on the brink after a tragic shooting.

How far would you go to save your family?

Every morning, as her husband Mike straps on his SIG Sauer and pulls on his heavy Magnum boots, Jamie Anderson tenses up. Then comes the call she has always dreaded: There's been a shooting at police headquarters. Mike isn't hurt, but his long-time partner is grievously injured. As weeks pass and her husband's insomnia and disconnectedness mount, Jamie realizes he is an invisible casualty of the attack. Then the phone rings again. Another shooting--but this time Mike has pulled the trigger.

But the shooting does more than just alter Jamie's world. It's about to change everything for two other women. Christie Simmons, Mike's flamboyant ex, sees the tragedy as an opportunity for a second chance with Mike. And Jamie's younger sister, Lou, must face her own losses to help the big sister who raised her. As the press descends and public cries of police brutality swell, Jamie tries desperately to hold together her family, no matter what it takes.

In her characteristic exploration of true-to-life relationships, Sarah Pekkanen has written a complex, compelling, and openhearted novel--her best yet.
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2015.
Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781451673555
Characteristics: 340 pages.
Alternative Title: Things you will not say


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Feb 11, 2017

Still looking for books similar to Jodi Picoult's. This book did tell the story from the perspectives of many of the people affected by the events, which is something I enjoy, but I didn't feel as drawn to those characters as I do with Jodi Picoult's. It was, however, an interesting story about an important topic, and with lessons learned by many of the characters.

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