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This book was amazing and read really quickly. While this is a story that includes characters from an earlier book, it can be read as a stand alone due to it including the most relevant information from the other book.
Revisiting these characters and seeing how they’ve grown and been influenced by the tragedy they suffered nearly a decade earlier, made for a really fun read. Not to mention that this one almost read like a traditional murder mystery (without a main murder). Without giving too much away, three young women are best friends and living together. One of the three friends has been traumatized by an experience with a shared acquaintance – drugged, assaulted and raped. She has very little memory of it, but when the man is found beaten in the same place where the friend was found, he claims one of the others did it.
After that, the story unfolds in such an astonishing way that no one is who you think they are and the things you think happened, well they may not be what they seem either.
What I love most about Redfearn’s books is her heavy emphasis on choices and consequences. Both of her books I’ve read included an ultimate focus on choices we make under difficult circumstances and how the consequences of those decisions lead the way for how things shape not only us as people, but also what others think about us. These are not easy lessons to write about; it changes your perspective on how you look at people and judge their lives. But these are important lessons and I love the way she writes about them.
Available March 2022 in paperback and eBook:
About The Book
From the bestselling author of In an Instant comes a heartrending story about the power of friendship during the most challenging moments in life.
It’s been eight years since a tragic accident changed Mo Kaminski’s and Chloe Miller’s lives forever. Now in their midtwenties, they’re sharing an apartment in San Francisco and navigating the normal challenges of early adulthood. Along with their roommate, Hazel, they are making their marks on the world—Mo revolutionizing the news with her media start-up, Hazel using her big brain to anticipate the future, and Chloe rescuing abandoned strays in the city.
But when Hazel disappears after being sexually assaulted, Mo’s and Chloe’s lives are again suddenly ripped apart. And when the perpetrator turns up drugged and beaten, the mystery of where Hazel is deepens. Intensely worried and desperate to discover the truth, they set out to find Hazel and bring her home.
Mo and Chloe are no strangers to tragedy, but this journey will test them in ways they never imagined. The stakes are high; the future uncertain; the need for justice essential.
Will their commitment to their friend bring them closer together—or ultimately drive them apart?
Begin Reading In An Instant
An Amazon Charts bestseller.
A deeply moving story of carrying on even when it seems impossible.
Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Suspended between worlds, she watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive.
Impossible choices are made, decisions that leave the survivors tormented with grief and regret. Unable to let go, Finn keeps vigil as they struggle to reclaim their shattered lives. Jack, her father, who seeks vengeance against the one person he can blame other than himself; her best friend, Mo, who bravely searches for the truth as the story of their survival is rewritten; her sister Chloe, who knows Finn lingers and yearns to join her; and her mother, Ann, who saved them all but is haunted by her decisions. Finn needs to move on, but how can she with her family still in pieces?
Heartrending yet ultimately redemptive, In an Instant is a story about the power of love, the meaning of family, and carrying on…even when it seems impossible.
About The Author
Suzanne is the bestselling author of four novels: Hadley & Grace, In an Instant, No Ordinary Life, and Hush Little Baby.
Born and raised on the east coast, Suzanne moved to California when she was fifteen. She currently lives in Laguna Beach with her husband where they own two restaurants: Lumberyard and Slice Pizza & Beer. In addition to being an author, Suzanne is an architect specializing in residential and commercial design.