Publisher: Graydon House – Harlequin
Date: 19th March 2019
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
In The Things I Cannot Say Kelly Rimmer as penned a very powerful dual time line story.
In one time space we are taken to Poland in the early times of Nazi occupation during WW2 and to the story of Alina and Tomasz and their families. Those times were horrific and yet the bravery of these people stand out as they dealt with the terror.
In the present we have Alice and Wade and their two children – one very intelligent and one who is on the autism spectrum. The stresses in the family are well depicted and felt very real. When Alice is asked by her grandmother to return to Poland to seek information about what happened back then and who is there now, it is a huge challenge for her.
The dual time lines worked well. While I am not a huge fan of dual time lines, I have to admit the way the details were spread throughout the story was very effective. I was sucked into both stories – one shocking and so hard to read, one “easier” but with its own difficulties. And always such love.
Its very emotional and tissues were needed! I came to love and admire all the characters and to be in awe of the story telling power of Kelly Rimmer.