A Sliver of Hope
My twin sister was the only person in the world I thought I’d known inside and out. Apparently, I was wrong.
Twin sisters share a unique bond, one that can't be broken by miles, time, or even death. Hannah and Hope Morton are no exception. When Hope takes her own life, Hannah loses a sister and a best friend, a catastrophe she isn't sure she'll survive herself.
With her family in ruins, Hannah is slowly disappearing, drowning in a sea of misery. Even her wild, energetic best friend can't pull her out of her grief. Desperate to help Hannah, her brother comes home from college, bringing his best friend Julian along, the first boy to break Hannah’s heart. None of their efforts are enough to pull Hannah off her self destructive path, though. Julian is the only one who can get through to her, working his way into her frozen soul with cocky remarks and genuine love that warms her from the inside out.
As Hannah works to find answers, she continues to uncover new secrets and people that reveal a side of Hope she had never shared with her twin. Alone now, Hannah must make a decision of her own: move on and start a new life with the people she has left, or let the weight of her grief drag her down with her sister.
After reading the blurb I wasn't really sure what to expect in this book - but I say that in the best way possible. Would it be a romance? Would it be a book about over coming grief? Would it also have a little mystery? Well I am very pleased to say it is all of the above.
This book from start to finish took me just over 5 hours because once you start you literally cannot stop, you need to know more to the extent that the outside world no longer matters, You become connected to Hannah and need to take the journey along with her.
The book has a unique way of telling a story, it is written like a diary. This is the first time I have read a book in this format and I really enjoyed it as you are able to really get inside the mind of Hannah and know things that otherwise would not have been said.
This book will make you ugly cry - yes the evil ugly cry that can cause body shaking and in some cases not. Oh my but it is so worth it, any book that can literally make me feel instantly gains a high rating.
Your heart will ache for Hannah and the loss of her sister Hope, you literally feel pain for her family. I could never imagine loosing a sibling and to loose one as such a young age really affects you. Like Hannah you begin to question everything and there where so many questions that needed answering.
About the Author
Karla Nellenbach divides her time between day jobbing, writing, and indulging in her Winchester obsession. The rest of her day is spent playing butler to a cranky old man masquerading as a housecat and two rambunctious puppies that closely resemble small horses. Born and raised in the wilds of Michigan, she knows two immutable facts: (1) it is entirely possible to live in a thumb, and (2) you definitely can go home again…you just might not survive the winter. Having resided in the sunscape of Florida for the last decade, she’s still on a quest to see a real live alligator outside of the “petting” zoo. Karla is currently at work on her next novel. You can find more information on Karla and her work at her website, The Last Word: http://www.karlanellenbach.com/