Recommended Book of the Week

The Things We Wish Were True

The Things We Wish Were True - Credit: Archant

The Things We Wish Were True, by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is the recommended book of the week.

In an idyllic small-town neighbourhood, a near-tragedy triggers a series of dark revelations.

From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, looks like the perfect all-American street but behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets.

Neighbours quietly bear the weight of their own pasts—until an accident at the community pool upsets the delicate equilibrium.

During the course of a sweltering summer, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the people learn that it’s impossible to really know those closest to us. But is it impossible to love and forgive them?