Escaping an unthinkable nightmare, I’m given a second chance at life. Cole Trenton is the first person to look past the broken girl. But the moment I give him my heart he leaves.
Secrets never stay buried, and mine returns with a vengeance.
Cole walks back into my life when I need him most. He shows me how to be strong, that monsters only have the power you give them.
But my biggest fear remains.
How do I silence the girl in the closet before I lose Cole again?
I always knew Birdie Liles was different, but that didn’t stop me from falling for her.
After years of being away, I return home to bury my best friend,
only to learn that Birdie’s in trouble.
If I had known about the monster from her past, I never would’ve left.
I went to fight someone else’s war while I left the woman I love unprotected.
But I’m here now, and I’m ready to send Birdie’s demon right back to hell.
RELEASE ATE NOVEMBER 26TH
A sign of a good book is not being able to put it down and I definitely read this in one sitting.
I was entranced by Birdie and Cole's story.
Birdie's story is fascinating, a girl who was locked away in a cupboard for years by her father and obviously this has psychological side effects even now she is in a loving home.
Birdie is a shy girl and due to her scars always wears long-sleeved clothing but something about her captivates Cole. Cole and Birdie go to the same school and I wish there was more of the early years in the story, stolen glances, feelings, how protective Cole felt of her, however, the story jumps to Cole going into the Marines just before anything could happen between them, when they are only just discovering they are attracted to each other.
Cole goes into the marines and returns years later with his own nightmares but due to living in the same town reconnects with Birdie the girl he never forgot.
The GIRL IN THE CLOSET is a heartwarming story although, in a dark setting, it's moving and has a mixture of hope and fears within the plot.
Another unforgettable read by Michelle Heard.
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