Writing is called a craft. When it is done well it will draw you in with wonderful characters, a great story line, a fantastic plot. And then if you make it a mystery, you have me hooked. Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin had my Kindle glued to my hands. I hated to put it down for anything.
This was a book that was suggested for me on our library's online list. I checked the description and thought I would give it a try. So glad I did. The story begins with the main character, Tommie McCloud receiving a letter just days after her father's funeral that suggests she may not be who she thinks she is. As she begins to unravel mysterious goings-on in her family history, she becomes involved in a dangerous game that threatens those she loves most and takes her on journey into the past to discover her roots.
Heaberlin has crafted this story well. It is an easy read but that doesn't mean it will not suck you in and keep you reading until the surprising and thankfully satisfying ending. This would be a good read for a long travel day. I'd be careful reading it on the beach. You might get so involved in the story that the tide will be sloshing at your feet and your stay in the sun may have made you a lobster before you realize the time has passed. Great read!