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No More Words

(No More #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  4,487 ratings  ·  411 reviews
From the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author comes the first book in a trilogy about love, betrayal, and the secrets families keep.

Forced to choose between abortion or adoption, Olivia Carson’s younger sister, Lily, runs away from home. Sixteen and pregnant, she never returns. But she writes. Once a year, Lily mails a picture of her son, Josh, to Olivi
Kindle Edition, 327 pages
Published July 6th 2021 by Lake Union Publishing
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Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Here we are, first book in a new trilogy that has everything you've come to love in my books: suspense, drama, romance, and a little something that's slightly off. I can't wait for you to meet Olivia, Lucas, and Lily, three siblings torn apart by a series of tragic events who want nothing more than to come back together, even if they don't realize that's what they want... or need. I hope you enjoy Olivia's story in NO MORE WORDS. Happy reading! xo Kerry ...more
Jul 05, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Family Secrets, tough decisions, relationships and lies!

Olivia Carson has not seen her younger sister, Lily, since Lily ran away at the age of sixteen. Lily was pregnant and refused to abort or put her unborn child up for adoption. Lily writes once a year and sends pictures of her son but has no further contact with Olivia. Olivia is shocked when Josh, her thirteen-year-old nephew, shows up at her home with a notarized document saying if she goes missing….

Josh suffered a fall in the past left hi
Erin Clemence
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, kindle
Special thanks to the author, for allowing me to be part of her promotional team, and NetGalley, for providing a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Expected review date: July 6, 2021

Olivia’s youngest sister, Lily, ran away twelve years ago, and they haven’t been in contact since. When a young boy turns up on Olivia’s doorstep one day, he comes with only his name, “Josh”, and a note, giving Olivia power of attorney over Josh in the event of Lily’s disappearance. Due to Josh’s trau
Jul 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Kerry does it again my friends! Oh my goodness.... I loved this so much!

I haven't read a book in a little over a day in awhile and so happy to say that Lonsdale got me out of my forever slump.

Where do I begin with all the praise I have for this book? The writing flows beautifully across the pages and the characters are so inviting and captivating.
The story is about a family's journey with multi layers and dysfunction that are gradually and slowed revealed through healing and love.

To say the le
Kimberly Belle
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Kerry Lonsdale is back and better than ever with this multi-layered tale about three siblings torn apart by a series of tragic events. Nuanced and smart, filled with characters with real emotion and depth, No More Words is everything you’ve come to love from the master of domestic drama. A mesmerizing begin to a new trilogy that will have you one-clicking the next in the series.
Jul 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wom-21, 5000-2021, aug-21
After reading and loving Kerry Lonsdale's "Everything" trilogy I was super excited to read her newest novel "No More Words" which is the first book of a new trilogy.
Told in dual timelines this well-written suspenseful mystery is the story of a dysfunctional family and their dark (it seems never ending) secrets.
I have mixed feeling about this book only because parts didn't feel plausible to me. However, it did leave me wanting to read the next book to see how the author ties up the loose ends.

Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I've read every book that Kerry Lonsdale has written and she just keeps getting better. No More Words is the first book in a trilogy about family and love but most of all it's about secrets and how the past affects the future.

The novel begins in the Summer of '95 when the three Carson children get dropped off at the lake home of the Whitman family. At the time Olivia is 8, Lucas is 6 and Lily is 3. Summers at the lake are idyllic and the children spend all of their time outside enjoying the free
Sharon Metcalf
No More Words is the first in the new series by Kerry Lonsdale and I had hoped to love it since I recalled enjoying each of the books in the Everything We Keep series. Whilst I found this novel engaging I didn't especially like some of the characters and found the lies and deceptions detracted from my overall enjoyment of the book. (Side note, I see the next in this series is called No More Lies so perhaps it would be more to my liking 😂).

The book primarily revolved around the members of two fa
nick (the infinite limits of love)

This was an okay read. I'm curious about the sister and surprise, surprise, the next book is about her.
I devoured No More Words! It is simply unputdownable! No More Words is the first book in a new series by Kerry Lonsdale and it may be her best yet. It has mystery, romance and family drama all packed into a fabulous story! I can't wait for book 2! ...more
Jun 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The start of a new trilogy from Kerry Lonsdale is cause for celebration for me, I loved her previous series and I’ve loved her standalones as well. This was such a strong start to a series, I cannot wait for the next two books!

One of the best things about this authors books is that they’re a blend of so many genres so there’s literally something for everyone. There’s a mystery surrounding both her nephews appearance and her sister’s disappearance, a romance between Liv and Blaze, and an emo
Mar 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the publisher for the eARC of this book via NetGalley.


I have read previous novels by Kerry Lonsdale and was thrilled to see she had a new novel coming out!

The book starts off in the summer of 1995: Meet Charlotte and Dwight Carson - married couple with 3 children - Olivia (8), Lucas (6) and Lily (3). The 3 children spend their summers with the Whitman's at their lakeside cabin and have fun with the Whitman's 2 children, Theo (but wants to be called Blaze -8) and Tyler (5). They
Hannah McKinnon
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Kerry Lonsdale starts her latest trilogy off with a bang! Brimming with drama, suspense, and family secrets galore, NO MORE WORDS will have you tearing through the pages to figure out what really happened to this broken family, and who is playing whom. With beautifully drawn, complex characters, and a twisted plot that reveals itself layer by layer, NO MORE WORDS is a stunning thriller that deserves a top-spot on your “to be read” list.
Melissa Borsey
Jul 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Olivia hasn’t seen her sister Lily since she ran away from home, pregnant at the age of 16. But she writes to Olivia mailing her a picture of her son Josh every year. This year Josh shows up at her home without Lily. Because of an accident Josh has difficulty talking, reading, and writing but he can draw and his drawings are frightening. Can Olivia find out what happened to her sister? A good past/present story. I look forward to the next book in this trilogy.
Carlene Inspired
The first in a trilogy, No More Words reads like a standalone that I recommend not waiting on. There's no need for the next two books to be out, Kerry Lonsdale delivers a solid family drama full of mystery, secrets, and love. Told predominantly from the perspective of oldest sibling, Olivia, No More Words follows Olivia as she faces her fear of love and trust, takes in her nephew, and searches for her long missing sister.

I can't give away more, I think the blurb already gives away too much, but
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
After not speaking to her sister, Lily, for 14 years, Olivia is dumbfounded to find her 13 year old nephew, Josh, on her doorstep. Why is he there? Why is he unable to form complete sentences? And, where the heck is her estranged sister?

No More Words, the first in a new series, is a fast-paced mystery/thriller about a deliciously dysfunctional family (the type that's fun to read about but not to be a member of haha). It focused mostly on Olivia, a graphic novelist, and her complicated relationsh
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author, NetGalley, and Lake Union Publishing for an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Publishing July 6th, 2021, No More Words is the first of Kerry Lonsdale's new trilogy that should surely be on everyone's radar this summer.  The story follows a family and their secrets, dysfunction, and betrayal. The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat, eager to find out what happens next. Kerry Lonsdale's books have the perfect balance of mystery
Mar 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Given that I am a fan of Kerry Lonsdale and will read anything she writes, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this novel. I had heard great things about it and it lived up to the hype.

I was riveted as soon as Josh showed up at Olivia's house. I wanted to know what had really happened and it was so interesting watching Olivia peel the layers from the very little Josh was giving her. I enjoyed learning about Olivia's experiences at the Whitman's house every summer and how things unfolded with tha
Susan Peterson
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Author Kerry Lonsdale has kicked off her latest trilogy with a gripping story of family, deception, and a slew of complicated relationships. No More Words is centered around Olivia, the oldest of three siblings, haunted by nightmares and by the emotional and physical distance she’s put between herself and her younger brother and sister. An unexpected visitor sends Olivia on a mad dash to find her estranged sister, unearthing long-buried secrets and painful memories that threaten any hope of Oliv ...more
Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
I'm embarassed to say that I've had the Everything trilogy by Lonsdale for AGES as I had heard nothing but good things about it and now, after reading NO MORE WORDS, I understand why people rave about her writing. And OMG, THE FAMILY DRAMA. This feels like a light contemporary domestic thriller... and kind of exactly what I needed at this moment. The Carson family has got a lot going on! What would you do if your 13 year old nephew, whom you had never met, showed up at your door all of the sudde ...more
Amy Dunn
Jan 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This was so good!! This had me interested from the very beginning and I could not put this down! I needed to know what happened, and did not see the end coming. I kept guessing, and guessed wrong.

The story starts with the Carson kids spending their summers at a lake with family friends while their parents are working. It alternates back and forth between when they are kids and present day when Olivia Carson’s nephew Josh, shows up at her house claiming his mom is “gone”. Olivia hasn’t seen her s
Lainey Cameron
Jun 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What’s better than a new Kerry Lonsdale novel? The first in a new trilogy!

Another Kerry Lonsdale gem of a read, No More Words is packed full of family secrets, twists and turns.

Olivia Carson’s younger sister ran away in her teen years when she found out she was pregnant and her parents weren’t supportive, and Olivia hasn’t seen her since then. Until the day the child, now a teenager, turns up on her doorstep-without his mother. Which begs the question, where is Lily and what happened to her? An
Simply outstanding! No More Words was a great start to another great series by Kerry Lonsdale. I inhaled this book as quickly as my eyes would let me read. Literally, I couldn't read fast enough. It was engaging from the first page and kept me intrigued all the way through.

We meet the Carson siblings - - Olivia, Lucas and Lily - - in 1995 when they are being dropped off to spend the summer with family friends at their lake house. The book then moves back and forth between the present and times
Lindsay Nixon
Review 2.75 stars
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This book has/had superb potential but... what a mess... Very "free book" vibes.

The main story about 13yo Josh and the missing sister (Josh's mom) was fairly gripping-- it's why I kept reading! I cared for Josh and worried about him; I wanted to know what happened to him and I couldn't quit without knowing he was going to be okay.

Problems I had:

#1 random flashback chapters to childhood summers that serve no purpose except to be "filler." An argument co
LianaReads blog
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
No matter what happens in your life, the love for your siblings can't be changed by anything. when her sister gone missing, there was a big hole left in Olivia's world and even if they weren't the best of friends, she still feels guilty about what happened to make Lily to run away and hide all these years.
It's a heartbreaking story about family and to what extend the trust in that family can overlook so many bad events or unwanted moments.
I loved that we get a happy moment at the end
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A domestic family drama with tons of action and characters with multiple issues, this book was one that was hard to put down. Olivia has relationship issues in that she doesn’t really know what she wants, but she knows that she really needs a relationship. When the story begins, she is livid with Blaze, her lover, and is kicking him out of her house. The emotions are stormy throughout the book, but no scenes were more tumultuous than this one. We also have Charlotte, the mom who is a successful ...more
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A domestic family drama with tons of action and characters with multiple issues, this book was one that was hard to put down. Olivia has relationship issues in that she doesn’t really know what she wants, but she knows that she really needs a relationship. When the story begins, she is livid with Blaze, her lover, and is kicking him out of her house. The emotions are stormy throughout the book, but no scenes were more tumultuous than this one. We also have Charlotte, the mom who is a successful ...more
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the many things I love about Kerry Lonsdale's books are that they are sometimes unsettling to read...and I mean that in the very best way! This one is about three siblings: Olivia, Lucas, and Lily. This is one dysfunctional family--to say the least--and in the present Olivia is shocked when when Lily (who's been estranged from them since her pregnancy at 16) reappears in their life in the form of her son who turns up at her house with a brain injury that causes him to "lose" words, not ab ...more
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5* Broken Family Stars

This is the first book in the Carson Family Trilogy and is Olivia’s story. Olivia is the eldest child born to Charlotte and Dwight. She has a younger brother Lucas and sister Lily.

The story alternates between the past and the present. We are introduced to the three siblings in the summer of 1995 where they are spending their summer vacation with the Whitman family. They are very close and protect each other fiercely especially Lilly who is not treated well by her fathe
Kendra Niedziejko
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
LOVED!!! So lucky to have gotten an ARC of this book in the new "No More" series. Complex, interesting characters, set in one of my favorite locations - San Luis Obispo! Team Blaze all the way! ...more
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Kerry Lonsdale is the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Amazon Charts & #1 Kindle bestselling author of standalone and series-based emotionally charged domestic drama with over twenty-seven foreign language translations. She lives in Northern California with her husband, college-aged kids, and two cats.

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