I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Still grieving the death of her prematurely delivered infant, Lila finds a welcome distraction in renovating a country house she’s recently inherited. Surrounded by blueprints and plaster dust, though, she finds herself drawn into the story of a group of idealistic university grads from thirty years before, who’d thrown off the shackles of bourgeois city life to claim the cottage and rely only on each other on the land. But utopia-building can be fraught with unexpected peril, and when the fate of the group is left eerily unclear, Lila turns her attention to untangling a web of secrets to uncover the shocking truth of what happened that fateful year, in order to come to terms with her own loss and build a new future for herself.
Suspenseful and moving, with a deep secret at its heart, THE SHADOW YEAR is Hannah Richell’s breakout book.
My Review: 4 out of 5 stars. I thought this book started out a bit slow. Mid-way through, though, it picked right on up and was a book I didn’t want to put down. The ending…OMG. All the way to nearly the last sentence of the book…the ending will rock your world!! Definitely recommend this read!
This Book is the May selection of the She Reads Online Book Club.
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