by Haley Harrigan
Mystery & Thrillers , Women’s Fiction
Pub Date 06 Jun 2017
I am reviewing Secrets of Southern Girls through Sourcebooks Landmark and Netgalley:
It has been ten years since Julie Portland accidentally killed her best friend Reba and she feels guilt for having gotten away with it. Afterwards she left the small town of Lawrence Hill Mississippi to Manhattan where she tries to pursue a career in acting.
Julie lives in her Manhattan apartment with her five year old daughter Beck.
At five years old Beck is already better at most things than Julie.
Soon someone from her old life is trying to find her, August. August has been following her.
August finally convinces her to go back to Lawrence Hill to find Reba’s diary, and convinces Beck’s father to keep her for the weekend.
Julie had been five when her parents died and her Aunt Molly had come to get her and take her back to Lawrence Hill. Her Uncle Ted had mostly been soft and gentle with her but her Aunt Molly always hard and angry.
Jules remembers being there when Reba went over the bridge, and she blames herself for her friend going over the bridge, she’s certain she pushed her though she does not remember it.
She remembers someone else on that bridge too, a guy. Toby finds out that Reba was sneaking around with August, a black man. Toby has secrets too, he deals drugs, but people are going to care more about Reba’s.
What will August and Julie find out from Reba’s diary? Find out in Secrets of southern Girls!
Five out of five stars!