What family secrets do you have? Do you share them with others
outside your family? What secrets from the past haunt your family in the
present? In Burying the Honeysuckle Girlsby Emily Carpenter one family’s
secrets pose a threat to the future.
Althea Bell’s family has secrets. I mean big secrets. Women in her
family reach their thirtieth birthday, and lose their minds. They are diagnosed
with schizophrenia. These women disappear never to be heard from again. Althea
is nearing her thirtieth birthday. She has recently been released from drug
rehabilitation center. She is recovering from an addiction to pain pills her
mother gave her. Althea comes home to a father who has Alzheimer’s. Her brother
is getting ready to run for governor in the state of Alabama. So they do not
need her coming home to ruin things. Her welcome is about as warms as a
freezer. When she realizes she can’t stay at home she turns to her friend Jay.
Althea starts to go down the same path as the other women in her family. Will
she be able to put together what happened to these women? Why does it always
occur around their thirtieth birthday? Is there an end to this tragic family
I loved this book! At first the main flaw of the protagonist
character was a little bit of a turn off. Althea's drug addiction made me
unsure of where the story would go. I was happy to continue! I like escape
reads. I happened to be recovering from surgery so this book was the perfect
book to read while recovering. This book was the debut for Emily Carpenter. It
is well written! The story is set in rural Alabama. Each page will leave you
wanting to come back for more till the mystery is solved.