Truths I Never Told You
From the bestselling author of The Things We Cannot Say comes a poignant novel about the fault in memories and the lies that can bond a family together—or tear it apart.
With her father recently moved to a care facility for his worsening ...more
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I think this might be a better fit for readers who really enjoy "mysteries" written in the vein of Liane Moriarty in the sense that the focus of the story is less on the payoff of the suspense and more on the relationship between characters in the home. TRUTHS I NEVER TOLD YOU is a domestic mystery that revolves around three women: Beth, Maryanne, and Grace.
Beth's father is suffering from cognitive decline due to complications from illness ...more
Truths I Told You is told in 2 different timelines. in 1996, Beth ...more
This is the type of story that I felt a personal connection to but that might not be the case for every reader. I thought by far the strength of the book was how the author dealt with the topic of depression, specifically postpartum depression. I maybe had other issues with the book but the realistic portrayal of women battling depression made this a worthwhile read for me.
Beth Walsh dreamt of becoming a mother but now that she has a newborn, she has found she is struggling to adjust. ...more
Recently Patrick’s health had started to decline, he had heart problems and was now suffered from dementia. The siblings had to make the difficult choice of putting their dad into an aged care home and then decide what ...more
Rimmer creates characters ...more
Truths I Never Told You will surely tug at your heart. This poignant story, set in two time periods, is a raw and emotional read.
It’s 1957 and after giving birth to her fourth child, Grace is overcome with what we now know is postpartum depression, “there are four souls in this house, but I am unreachably far from any of them, even as I’m far too close to guarantee their safety.” In the 1950s, women suffering from this illness were told to “pull yourself together.” In 1996, ...more
It is 1959 and we meet Grace a young married woman with four young children, times are hard and Grace is struggling with family and life. She loves her ...more
I loved the dual storylines and how they wove together and kept me guessing until the end. Rimmer captured the power of sharing our stories while also reminding us that many people have a history we might ...more
It's about the ways that women especially, had to "creatively" conform to the established status quo in a time...not so very long ago...when women had virtually no voice to express their fears or concerns about anything.
This story delves into not only the circumstances of some hidden family truths, but also the psychology behind them, and how the keeping of them can ...more
The issues at the center of the story are post partum depression, aging parents, and relationships. I found the story to perfectly align with addressing the issues at hand. A very adept writer, as Rimmer clearly is, is able to seamlessly allow the characters to develop and interact with one another while allowing a story ...more
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A dual timeline story told from three POVs: Grace, Beth and MaryAnne, covering relevant and heartbreaking topics that affected women across the years.
A lovely story of family, support and learning to depend on those we love.
I have devoured each Kelly Rimmer book that I have read so far, and the same can be said for Truths I Never Told You.
As with all her books, Ms Rimmer delves into some deeper and darker corners of families, histories and more
I felt a connection to Beth/Grace and this book from the beginning. That connection was through the depression that they both suffered throughout their lives.
Ms Rimmer, I felt, deals with depression very well. As a ...more
It was a unique, beautiful and heartbreaking story all in one that took me by surprise at how emotional it was. Rimmer is an incredible story teller and has an ability to approach heavy issues in a way that was both respectful and sensitive.
The story centres around Beth who is the youngest child, her eldest brother Tim and twins Ruth and Jeremy all have a close relationship. Having lost their mother Grace ...more
The story is told in two time lines with multiple viewpoints . The confusion starts when Beth finds a note her mom wrote years ago. There Dad is now in declining health and cant answer their questions how their Mom died. Or when !!
There is so much to this book . I wont do it justice by describing it you just have to pick up this book and ...more
When the Walsh siblings agree it has become necessary to admit their terminally ill father to a hospice, Beth, the youngest of the four, volunteers to clean out the family home. The process is time-consuming, though straightforward until, behind a padlocked attic door, Beth finds a series of paintings, and pinned to one, a devastating note written by her late mother, Grace.
The missive in her mother’s elegant ...more
There are three female narrators spanning ...more
Beth lost her mother when she was young but had a wonderful father who worked hard to support her. In 1996, she has a baby of her own and is struggling with the idea of being good enough. At the same time, she is dealing with the terminal illness of her father. Since she can not help with the health, she throws herself into cleaning up his house but she wasn't expecting to find evidence that her mother's death wasn't a car accident like she had been told. ...more
Beth finds remnants of her father’s life with their mother Grace, who she thought had died in a car accident when they were ...more