I know that I have been reviewing a lot of books by Melissa Foster and there is good reason for that. Melissa has such an amazing way with words; she transports you to these new places with new characters that you think you know in the real world. I am a huge fan and I don’t mind writing reviews on each of the books that I have read by her.
Where Petals Fall is an independent novel (not part of the series that I also review on this blog). I devoured this book because it kept me guessing until the very end. This is definitely a suspense novel at its’ finest. Junie’s world has been turned upside a few times in her life. When her best friend disappeared at 7 years old, Junie didn’t know what to do. Now as a mother herself, when her daughter Sarah suddenly stops speaking and starts wetting the bed and sucking on her thumb again, she is at a loss as what to do. She goes to countless therapists and argues with her husband daily. As if all this isn’t enough, the sudden death of a family member brings images and memories back to Junie and she is terrified at what she is remembering. Will she be able to piece together all of her suppressed memories and keep herself and her family out of harm’s way? Will she ever be able to figure out why Sarah has regressed so much?
I am stuck in Junie’s world and I finished reading this book days ago. The story does resolve itself at the end, but the characters are so vivid that I feel as if this happened to a friend and I can’t get it out of my head. To me, that is a sign of a brilliant storyteller. I highly recommend this book and any other book written by Melissa Foster. I give this book 5 crowns.