Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Breathless by Tara Goedjen! Get all the details and then read my take below!
by Tara Goedjen
Published on October 10, 2017 by Delacorte
Synopsis from Goodreads: No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole’s body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and hasn’t been seen since. Until now. One year—almost to the day—from Ro’s death, when he knocks on the door of Blue Gate Manor and asks where she is. Cage has no memory of the past twelve months. According to him, Ro was alive only the day before. Ro’s sister Mae wouldn’t believe him, except that something’s not right. Nothing’s been right in the house since Ro died.And then Mae finds the little green book. The one hidden in Ro’s room. It’s filled with secrets—dangerous secrets—about her family, and about Ro. And if what it says is true, then maybe, just maybe, Ro isn’t lost forever. And maybe there are secrets better left to the dead.
Blog Tour: The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
If you remember my “What’s Your Gothic IQ” Quiz, you know that I love all things Gothic!! And I’d call The Breathless Southern Gothic, which is a particular favorite sub-genre of mine.
The Breathless is compelling and atmospheric. Just FYI: tt’s not an in-your-face, page-turning kind of book, but the kind of book that slowly and masterfully weaves its spell over you.
Mae’s sister Ro died almost a year ago and everyone thinks that Ro’s boyfriend, Cage, killed her.
But maybe things aren’t that simple. Mae finds a little green book that belonged to her sister and begins to unravel a twisted tale of dark family secrets that goes back generations.
The Breathless gives the reader Mae’s perspective and Cage’s, and also goes back in time to show the reader how Ro’s death is connected to a whole (creepy) family history.
You will need some patience for this one but I think the payoff is ultimately worth it!