You can tell from Page 1 that there are many secrets to Dahlia's life. Why does her mother refuse to allow any paperwork touch their life, requiring Dahlia and her mother to always have undocumented jobs with low pay and fairly low end housing? Why doesn't Dahlia wonder a little harder about the fact that they seem to have been in hiding her entire life? She does indeed finally start to look into her history, but it certainly took a while.
The books hops back and forth from the present to the past, and as the chapters are not dated, you have to pay attention until you grasp the flow.
A definite suspense mystery, not a whodoneit, but a whodonewhat.
The Good Daughter
February 7, 2017
From the author of Remember Mia comes the tale of a young woman in search of her past, and the mother who will do anything to keep it hidden...
What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed?
Dahlia Waller s childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions.
In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back into the past of a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighboring farm, she ll learn that in her mother s world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered...