I reserved this book on the library new releases and I was excited when it came on to the shelf for me to read. Mending Fences by Sherryl Woods was one that I didn't read anything about the book before I reserved it. I just picked an author that I have read a lot of so I knew nothing about what it was going to be about so it was a big surprise when I started.
For ten years Emily Dobbs and Marcie Carter have been the closest of
friends. They've raised their kids together, shared joy and heartache,
exchanged neighborhood gossip over tea. But when Marcie's son, now a
college freshman sports star, is arrested for date rape, the bond
between the families could be shattered forever. As the Carters
try to deal with the unthinkable, Emily discovers her daughter has been
hiding a terrible secret…a secret that threatens the futures of both
families. Recently divorced, Emily struggles to keep it all together—to
support her terrified daughter, to maintain her friendship with Evan's
mother and to have faith in the detective who could change all of their
When things seem darkest, both she and Marcie discover
that sometimes the first step toward a better future is mending fences
with the past.
This book was a rough read!! Most of the books by Sherryl Woods have been really good beach reads but this book was much tougher topic. The book was immediately into dealing with very adult topics like rape and crimes. I wasn't expecting it but once I was into the book, I couldn't put it down. I was ready to find out what else was going to happen. Emily's family is going through just as much as Marcie's family with all of the police coverage but you have to pick up the book to find out how much they are both deeply changed by the experience. I hope that you check out this book as long as you are ready for the heavy subject matter. I know that you will enjoy it as much as I did. Check out other books by this great author to meet lots of her great characters.