Author: Barbara O'Neal
After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives.
Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything. -Goodreads
Review: Josie was killed in a terrorist attack 15 years ago when her sister Kit, sees her on TV report about a fire in Auckland. Kit embarks on a journey to New Zealand to track her sister down. Told in alternating narratives and timelines, we learn about the Bianci sister's childhood (wild, crazy, heartbreaking) and where they are now.
I enjoyed this book. The strongest sections were learning about their turbulent childhood and how that impacted the paths they each took. I really liked Kit's search for her sister although her romance with Javier could have been condensed. Mari (previously Josie) was a complex character and while I understood her actions, I was still angry with her decision making. My main beef with this book is how quickly everything was resolved between Kit and Mari. It just didn't seem realistic.