Book Review: When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel
This week, I’m reviewing When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel, by Barbara O’Neal.
Kit Bianci is a California-based doctor who suffered the loss of her sister, Josie, in a terrorist attack while Josie was traveling in France. But, fifteen years later, Kit swears she spots her sister in a news report about a night club fire, in New Zealand. Kit makes the journey to New Zealand, seeking the truth of what happened to her sister, only to discover Josie has been living a lie.
This is my first book by Barbara O’Neal. I found her characters really relatable. The story weaves between Kit and Josie, in past and present. While the telling of this story is complex, at no point did I find myself lost. It is artfully crafted. It’s a emotional read as these two sisters, separated for so long, start weave their shared past back together and rebuild their relationship.
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