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Publisher's Summary

A win brought them together, but loss may tear them apart.

When the sound of sirens cuts through a cool fall night, the small town of Worthy, Georgia, hurtles from triumph to tragedy. Just hours before, they'd watched the Wildcats score a winning touchdown. Now, they're faced with the deaths of three cheerleaders - their promising lives cut short in a fatal crash. And the boy in the other car - the only one to survive - is believed to be at fault. As rumors begin to fly and accusations spin, allegiances form and long-kept secrets emerge.

At the center of the whirlwind are four women, each grappling with loss, regret, shame, and lies: Marglyn, a grieving mother; Darcy, whose son had been behind the wheel; Ava, a substitute teacher with a scandalous secret; and Leah, a cheerleader who should have been in the car with her friends, but wasn't. If the truth comes out, will it bring redemption - or will it be their downfall?

©2017 Marybeth Mayhew Whalen. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Another Author I Will Look Out For

I stumbled across this book because I was checking for any books I may have missed by Joshilyn Jackson, one of my favorite authors. She narrates her own novels and I love to listen to her. I was so surprised to see some negative things said about her performance, I love the way she brings out the quirkiness in the characters she is reading about. I had never heard of Marybeth Mayhew Whalen, but Ms. Jackson as narrator was enough to sell me on giving it a try. I’m so glad I did. Besides the great performance, the book was wonderful. Great characters and a story that kept me interested from beginning to end. I hope to hear more from the two of them again.

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Wow. Loved it!

I absolutely loved this novel told from the perspectives of two adult women and one teen. All these stories blended together seamlessly to let us in on life in a small southern town, where football IS a religion.

I will be reading/listening to more from this author.

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Narration killed it

Couldn’t get past the first ten minutes. I tried. I was excited to read the book.

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When we were worthy

The narrator ruined this book for me. I couldn't listen another moment. Books premise seemed interesting but the voice and timing did me in

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Horrible narrator

I almost stopped listening early on because I could not stand to listen to the narrator’s sickly saccharine voice. She should stick to writing not narrating.

The story itself was engaging if somewhat predictable but I enjoyed it overall.

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Sometimes dumb is what you are looking for

So this book is just lame on so many levels. Is this a story for teen readers? Cuz it has a really juvenile tone and storyline. And the narrator is ridiculous. She sounds like a cartoon, by turns a sassy kitten or a hillbilly grandpa. Here's the thing that saved it for me -- Sometimes, when life is so stressful and heavy you need to listen to something that doesn't require much thinking on your part, kinda like when you watch a mediocre sitcom for the 70s -- like that. That's why I'm giving it two stars

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Enthralling at the least!

This story kept me on the edge of my seat. I could not stop listening. So many real life situations to relate to in one story. A definite need to read for any mother!

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Great once it gets going

I had previously listened to The Things We Wish Were True and enjoyed it so I decided to try another novel. This one took a little longer to get hooked on. Give it time for the connections to begin to fit because then it gets interesting.

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Great story!

The narration and writing are top notch! So glad I read this book by an author new to me!

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Intriguing

I loved listening to this story. Enjoyed every moment. Sometimes the narrator phrases sentences weirdly, but it doesn't take away from the story at all. Really recommend.