Recently I seem to be attracted to books that feature mutism in some form. While it's not the only reason I want to read this book, I do find it a unique twist in my reads. All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry is going to blow your mind starting September 26. Equal parts disturbing & engrossing, this might be one of my top reads of 2013.
Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family. Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home, silently pouring out her thoughts to the boy who’s owned her heart as long as she can remember—even if he doesn’t know it—her childhood friend, Lucas.
But when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light, and Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice, even if it means changing her world, and the lives around her, forever. This startlingly original novel will shock and disturb you; it will fill you with Judith’s passion and longing; and its mysteries will keep you feverishly turning the pages until the very last.
How incredible does that sound? There are so many questions raised by this very even-keeled summary that I have no idea where to start! Naturally I want to know who (or what) took Judith and her best friend and what could possibly be so secretive for a whole town. What I think is more important to me though is why her friends & family turn their backs on her. Usually in situations where a kidnap victim returns, the family is all over them. It's natural for friends to have moved on, but I can't imagine just what would cause her family to behave this way. I think the romance angle is unnecessary, but we'll see how that plays out.
What are you waiting on this week? Also, do you have any thriller recommendations?