Truths I Never Told You
With her father recently moved to a care facility for his worsening dementia, Beth Walsh volunteers to clear out the family home and is surprised to discover the door to her childhood playroom padlocked. She ...more
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Truths I Told You is told in 2 different timelines. in 1996, Beth ...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
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 Patricks 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
Back in 1959 Grace is a young mother with for children under four, two of them twins. But Grace is struggling to deal with the situation and cannot share what she is feeling with anyone. Though she loves her husband Patrick, who her well to do family never wanted her to marry, he is no help. In desperation she pours out her feelings and fears into the pages of a notebook. She hides the notebook in a safe place where she knows Patrick will never see it. Another pregnancy ...more
Rimmer creates characters ...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
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 mothers elegant ...more
I am not surprised that Kelly Rimmer is a top 10 bestselling author. Not only have I loved each and every one of the three books I have read by Rimmer, I have found much to appreciate about the themes she raises within her compelling stories. Truths I Never Told You, her latest release, is a book that I predict will resonate with a wide audience range. It is an emotional and insightful story, which brings family relationships, long held secrets, a troubled ...more
It is written from two time zones- 1959 where Grace, the mother of four children under four is struggling with depression. Each time she gives birth to a child it gets worse. She is isolated and writes notes about how she is feeling, hiding them in the house so her husband can not find them.
Also-1996 with Beth, the youngest of Grace's children is also going through her own struggles with depression after the birth of her first ...more
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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.
Its 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 Im far too close to guarantee their safety. In the 1950s, women suffering from this illness were told to pull yourself together. In 1996, Grace ...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
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
The four Walsh siblings are coming to terms with the imminent death of their father, Patrick. Ill with both dementia and heart failure, he has been the only parent they have known for most of their lives. Tim is the oldest. Next are twins Ruth and Jeremy, then Beth. Fewer than four years separate oldest and youngest. Beth and her husband have a five-month-old son, Noah.
Once Patrick is moved into a care facility, the ...more
Along the way, she dips into womens reproductive rights and abortion as a method of ...more
Kelly tackles modern problems, in this case post natal depression, with heart, truth and compassion. As a reader, I find myself arguing with, crying with and comforting her characters.
I highly recommend Truths I Never Told You or for that matter any novel by this exceptional author.
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 a few Kelly Rimmer books residing on my shelf, waiting patiently to be read, and if it hadn't been for Beauty and Lace,
Truths I Never Told You may have been sitting there for just as long.
This was a very moving story about family, relationships, secrets, death, grief, but most importantly about postpartum depression and how it can affect both the sufferer ...more
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
Firstly, we hear from Beth in 1996. Her father has recently been moved to an aged care facility due to his dementia and she volunteers to clear out the family home. As she works through the home she finds a series of notes from her late mother, Grace. But the notes don't seem to support the story that her mother died in a car accident, instead it reveals a woman struggling with postpartum depression.
Next we see Grace in 1957. As ...more