Her name is Emery Shaw...Emily Sanders...Emma Simpson...Ericka Smith.
Her family was well off, she ran.
They looked for her, she hid.
They found her, she ran again.
Tragedy strikes, she gets even.
The fact is, she doesn’t know who she is, she tried to run, to hide and make a life for herself, but that backfired. No one knows her except her best friend Rachel, if that’s even an adequate word for what they are to each other. Rachel helps her build a life for herself below the radar, which is fine until the unthinkable happens knocking Em out of her unfeeling cocoon. When her house of cards comes tumbling down she runs again, until the one person who can change her mind finds her.
Due to adult situations, language and possible scenarios that may be difficult for some readers to handle, take a breath before you start this one. It’s gritty and not pretty. Nothing is pretty here. Whiskey is a good thing.
** 4 Stars **
I have been a fan of RL Griffin since By a Thread. I have been caught up in her angsty, emotional writing ever since. She is one of those authors that I will read whatever she puts out. Her books are always such an angry impassioned ride, that I just can't turn away from them.
This story is no different from her other books. This is Emery's story. She is on the run. Running from her family and abuse. She is strong but guarded.
While hiding and trying to survive, Emery falls in love. However, she fights that love within her because her love can't be good for anyone. She can't jeopardize those around her. She needs to stay hidden both figuratively and literally.
Eventually, once she is living her life the best she can, her family finds her. And she needs to run again. All the while, agonizing over what she left behind back home and her love she left on Noah's doorstep.
This book is a total rollercoaster of emotions. It is definitely a tear jerker. I can't praise this story enough.