The second book that got 5 stars from me? These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf.
Each chapter focuses on one of four main characters: Allison, convicted of a terrible crime and recently released from prison; Brynn, Allison’s sister; Charm, a nursing student caring for her dying stepfather; and Claire, an adoptive mother and bookstore owner.
The plot is absolutely capitvating. Just when you think you’ve figured out the relationships between the four main characters, you learn something new that changes everything. I couldn’t put the book down. And I don’t think you’ll be able to either!
If you like Jodi Picoult books, you will love this book. It is filled with many of the surprise twists that are typical of Picoult novels, with everything coming together in the final few chapters.