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The story opens with Cecilia finding a letter from her husband asking her to open in the event of his death. What would you do?? Cecilia's life is neatly and tidily organized - she is a mega-multi-tasker - a tupperware phenom and the mother of daughters. Every part of her life is carefully orchestrated. And then she finds this letter.
Tess has a great job, a great marriage, a great child and a wonderful best friend. And then it all explodes via tearing betrayal. She takes her son and escapes to her mom's house to get her bearings and help her mom recover from a broken leg.
And finally there is Rachel, the still grieving mother. Her daughter was murdered 30 years ago and she has been frozen in time and grief ever since.
These women cross paths in a most unexpected way. All that you think you know when you begin reading evaporates. I cried and I laughed and I couldn't put it down!
This is a wonderful story of the strength and pain in a woman's life.