The Road She Left Behind Book Review

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When I read the description of The Road She Left Behind, I knew I wanted to read it! Darcy hasn’t been home for nearly 8 years. Not since her father and sister died and her mother blamed her. Since she left she’s been working, but never living in one place for more than a year. She doesn’t want to get attached and she feels like she is to blame for the death of her sister and father.

But when her 8 year old nephew goes missing and Darcy gets called back home, she heads home even though she doesn’t want to.

It’s obvious that there’s something more going on with her mom than anyone is letting on, and even though they still have a tense relationship, Darcy is glad to be home.

I really loved Darcy. She was a perfectly flawed character that made her realistic and also fun to read. This book was written well and it kept me turning the page. There was a little romance, a little mystery, and a whole lot about family relationships.

I was surprised at how quickly this book went for me, and how when I wasn’t reading it, I wanted to be reading it! It’s been a long time time since I found an adult contemporary that I read and really loved. I gave The Road She Left Behind 4/5 stars and I definitely recommend you pick it up this summer.

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About The Road She Left Behind

Three women. Two families torn apart by secrets.

Crushed by guilt over the car accident that killed her father and sister, and torn apart by her mother’s resentment, Darcy Goodridge fled her family estate eight years ago and hasn’t looked back. Now an unexpected phone call threatens to upend what little serenity she’s found. Her nephew, Emerson, who was just a baby when his mother died, has gone missing. Darcy must return home and face her past in order to save him.

Once back in Ohio, Darcy realizes there’s more to Emerson’s disappearance—and to the sudden retirement of her mother, Rosalind—than meets the eye. As she works to make inroads with Rosalind, Darcy begins to unravel a decades-old secret that devastated her family and forced a wedge between her and Michael Varano, the man she left heartbroken when she vanished after the funeral. After carrying the scars of that fateful night for almost a decade, Darcy is determined to find closure, healing, and maybe even love where she lost them all in the first place—right back home where she belongs.