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We need a new term for books which portray the life changes women experience when they become femmes d’un certain âge, women of a certain age, and their children have left home, their careers have soared or crashed, and their love-lives have succeeded or failed. If novels about young women are called “coming of age” novels, perhaps we can refer to later transitions in women’s lives as the “coming of wisdom.”
Depth of Lies, by E.C. Diskin, features one group of longtime suburban neighbors and friends who have shared a variety of experiences; childbirth and child raising; work, financial difficulties, unfaithful husbands and divorce. These events have allowed them to acquire of depth of knowledge which will be tested as they face one of the greatest challenges of their lives.
Shea Walker, one of their friends and the titular leader of the group, is found dead with a stomach full of pain-killers and alcohol.
This discovery shatters the close suburban circle, and begs the question, how well did they really know one another?
Determined to answer the questions surrounding her death, long-time friend Kate Burns follows the path Shea walked the last few months she was alive. That secret path leads Kate to discover unsavory secrets about all of the friends, and one secret that might have been better left alone.
Fast paced, relatable, contemporary mystery with satisfying conclusion.
Three out of five stars.
I received a complimentary copy of The Day the Angels Fell from netgalley.com
Pub Date 26 Sep 2017.