Book Review: More Than We Can Tell – Brigid Kemmerer

Book Review: More Than We Can Tell – Brigid Kemmerer

BOOK REVIEW (63)
Series:
Letters to the Lost #2
Release Date: 6th March 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 410
Find it on: Goodreads. BookDepository. Waterstones
Source: The publisher kindly sent me a copy of this book to review.

Synopsis

Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.

Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.

When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.

Review

When I was kindly asked to be part of this blog tour I hadn’t read the first book in this series, Letters to the Lost. I was told it could be read as a standalone, however I decided to pick the first book up anyway. After devouring the emotional roller coaster of book one I was so eager to read book two. In my head the book featured completely new characters so I was absolutely delighted when I realised More Than We Can Tell focuses on a new character Emma, as well as Rev who was one of the characters that most intrigued me from Letters to the Lost.

book cover (37)This book is beautifully written and really draws you in. I spent a full Saturday afternoon completely absorbed in this moving book. If it’s possible I loved this one even more Than Letters to the Lost. It’s a little quicker paced than the previous book and I think most definitely darker. More Than We Can Tell absolutely takes you on a wild ride of emotions, dealing with romance, friendships, abuse and lots of other things in between. I’m not normally a crier but a couple of times I felt myself getting watery eyed over this moving and emotional book.

I really enjoyed Brigid’s writing style and the character development is superb, I’m so happy that this was a chance to get to know Rev properly and that he gets his own story line. Emma is a fascinating character too. I loved that she was a gamer and I really enjoyed watching the relationship between Rev and Emma develop. It was sweet and interesting and extremely well done.

I would also say that romance and coming of age stories aren’t the kind of thing that I read often, so if you’re looking to dip your toe in more contemporary books this is definitely the series to go for. This book is an important read that’s done so so well and I highly recommend it.
4 stars

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