This story accurately portrays how women may suffer in silence in an effort to protect themselves and those they love. The strength and love that stretches through three generations of women is endearing. However, the frequent Latin and legal jargon may make readers feel removed from the story.

Friends since law school, Betts, Ginger, Laney and Mia have seen each other through marriages, affairs, births and fragile relationships with their mothers. But a secret they have kept buried for more than 30 years threatens the judicial and political career of Betts and Laney. The foursome return to the scene of the crime, Ginger’s parents’ island, and revisit the past in an effort to secure their future. (BALLANTINE, Apr., 336 pp., $25.00)
Reviewed by: 
B. Nakia Garner