Originally published at my blog Chasing Empty Pavements
Okay so this charming book brings me back to one of my all-time favorite books...The Help by Kathyrn Stockett. It has the same southern charm and a moral message to be heard. When a wealthy and elderly white woman asks an African-American journalist to pen her memoir he is nothing short of suspicious. Phillip initially blows off the dying wish of Aurore Gerritsen but after listening to her convincing first half of the story, he agrees to write her story. Aurore's story is anything but simple and Richards weaves a very tangled web of deceit, greed, racism and regret. This book was a page turner and I finished just as quickly as I started. The characters had amazing depth and the plot was paced perfectly. I give this book an A!