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When We Believed in Mermaids

Written by: Barbara O'Neal
Narrated by: Sarah Naughton,Katherine Littrell
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An Amazon Charts, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best seller

From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth.

Her sister has been dead for 15 years when she sees her on the TV news....

Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It’s what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit’s world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions - grief, loss, and anger - that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who’s been living a lie.

After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives.

Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.

©2019 Barbara Samuel (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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narration so important

The plot of this book is great! The author had a creative and heartfelt idea with suspense, mystery and passion...all good. The problem I found was that she could have gotten so much more out of the thrilling part of the story. It could have been amazing, but fizzled. I do not care for the steamy sex scenes and the person narrating them could not have enjoyed it. I skipped through these parts. Lastly, the narrator who was supposed to have an Australian accent didn't,-but tried to. It was so bad and difficult to get through. It ended well and the characters were well thought out.

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Wonderfully written

I truly enjoyed this story and the characters. Kit was my favourite and I loved her role and point of view in the story.

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