AUTHOR: Lucinda Berry
RELEASE DATE: October 25th, 2016
PUBLISHER: Rise Press
FORMAT: paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy
Growing up abandoned by her father and raised by a single mother, Celeste was determined to create the perfect family but even perfect families have secrets. Celeste’s days are filled with a rewarding career, a devoted husband, and her four-year-old daughter. Only Celeste knows the precarious house of cards her family is built upon until the day her daughter falls critically ill. Celeste’s world quickly spirals out of control as her secret threatens to destroy her marriage, family, reputation, and sanity. She’ll go to any lengths to protect her family—take any risk, break any law—anything except tell the truth.
Dr. Lucinda Berry's background is as unique as her stories. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, specializing in trauma and children. She is the Assistant Director of Evidence-based Practice at UCLA's National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. She uses her clinical experience to create compelling tales that blur the lines between fiction and nonfiction.
'Missing Parts' is an intriguing, catching and quite excellent story about how one decision can alter your whole life. This is one of those books you cannot put down and drags you into its pages only to release you once you finish.
Celeste has built a life with the perfect family she couldn't have as a child. However, all her world crumbles when her daughter falls ill with a terrible disease. Little by little, we discover that there are secrets that could change everything.
I have to say that I love the writing style, the author wrote a solid book with a strong background and thought of every detail. Celeste is a great character, I liked her despite her choices (whether you agree with her or not) because she is as human as any of us.
Each chapter brings a new surprise and it's hard to stop reading. I really liked how dynamic the story is despite the dark tone of the story. There were minor things that were predictable but it still is a really good story.
I highly recommend this book, if you like thrillers, mysteries and a bit of family drama, you should read this one.