Thursday, 23 January 2014

Books Read: Melissa Foster - Where Petals Fall

On the surface Junie Olson’s life looks idyllic, from her handsome husband and beautiful daughter to her successful business, the bakery she always dreamed of opening. But in the past few months her world has slowly unraveled.  Her precocious child is withdrawing, showing unexplainable signs of emotional regression, a condition that frays the bonds of Junie’s once impenetrable marriage.  When her father dies suddenly of a heart attack, Junie packs up her daughter and goes home to help her mother.  Her homecoming stirs up memories of the nightmare she thought she had put behind her, the disappearance of her childhood friend, Ellen.  Haunted by recurring memories of what happened on that fateful day, Junie must gather the courage to revisit her past and untangle the secrets surrounding her missing friend, and the trauma that has caused her little girl to climb back into herself. As the pieces come together on the event that shook her small town, and at the risk of losing everyone she loves, Junie will question everything she thought she could rely on and everyone she thought she knew.

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Over the last year I have reviewed a few of Melissa Foster's books for blog tours organised by Fiction Addiction Book Tours, this is the fourth with the final four in the Love in Bloom series to come in the next 6 weeks, so didn't hesitate to sign up to review this latest book Where Petals Fall.

On paper Junie has it all, a handsome husband, a beautiful daughter and a successful career but things are not quite what they seem, something is seriously wrong with four-year-old Sarah who suddenly stopped talking and has regressed to the behaviours of a toddler.  None of the doctors they have taken Sarah to see have been able to diagnose what is wrong with her which is putting a huge strain on Junie's marriage to Brian as they disagree with how to get through to Sarah.

And to make matters worse she is also having to deal with the sudden death of her father but when she returns home to support her mother she starts getting flashbacks of her childhood friend Ellen, Brian's sister, who disappeared when she was just seven years old and has never been found.  She starts to wonder is she going mad as none of the visions make any sense to her, what do they mean and why is she starting to see them now all these years later?

This was an extremely well-written story that draws you into the drama and if you're like me you won't want to put it down until you get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding what caused Sarah's regression and the eventful truth about what happened to Ellen all those years ago.  Where Petals Fall is definitely my favourite Melissa Foster book to date and I can't wait to read more of her books in the future.

If you like the sound of this book then you're in luck as Melissa Foster is running a giveaway for this tour for 3 ecopies of Where Petals Fall, enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
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  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Where Petals Fall. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and I hope you didn't miss any sleep while reading ;-)

  2. Awesome review Sharon!

    Thank you for taking part in Melissa's tour.