Judith D Collins
Moment in Time
By: Suzanne Redfearn
Publisher: Lake Union
Publication Date: 03/08/2022
My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC)
From the bestselling author of In an Instant comes a heartrending story about the power of friendship during the most challenging moments in life.
It’s been eight years since a tragic accident changed Mo Kaminski’s and Chloe Miller’s lives forever. Now in their mid-twenties, they’re sharing an apartment in San Francisco and navigating the normal challenges of early adulthood. Along with their roommate, Hazel, they are making their marks on the world—Mo revolutionizing the news with her media start-up, Hazel using her big brain to anticipate the future, and Chloe rescuing abandoned strays in the city.
But when Hazel disappears after being sexually assaulted, Mo’s and Chloe’s lives are again suddenly ripped apart. And when the perpetrator turns up drugged and beaten, the mystery of where Hazel is deepens. Intensely worried and desperate to discover the truth, they set out to find Hazel and bring her home.
Mo and Chloe are no strangers to tragedy, but this journey will test them in ways they never imagined. The stakes are high; the future uncertain; the need for justice essential.
Will their commitment to their friend bring them closer together—or ultimately drive them apart?
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“In her latest novel, Redfearn tackles a timely, thought-provoking topic with sensitivity and grit. Moment in Time reunites Chloe and Mo (In an Instant) with other familiar cameos on a journey through enduring friendship and life’s greatest challenges. Redfearn fans will devour this one in a single sitting.”
—Rochelle B. Weinstein, author of This Is Not How It Ends
“Shining a light on a topic that certainly needs more attention, Suzanne Redfearn’s Moment in Time is a wonderfully told tale that burns brightly with damaged characters climbing out of their own wreckage. Redfearn is such a talent, with very clever ideas, a sly hand at trickery, and an unmistakable voice; her new book is no exception.”
—Boo Walker, bestselling author of The Singing Trees
Suzanne Redfearn fans will enjoy catching up with familiar characters from previous books in her latest powerful and emotionally charged novel, MOMENT IN TIME.
If you read In an Instant you will enjoy catching up with Mo and Chloe —Kyle, Eric, and Chloe's Mom, Ann, as well as characters from her previous novels, Hunter and Fitz from Hadley & Grace and Paul and Hawk from Hush Little Baby.
The author deals with the crimes of sexual assault with raw honesty and sensitivity, to emotional healing, revenge, rage, shame, depression, secrets, and guilt.
How far would you go to protect someone you love?
As the author portrays, we recall the accident eight years ago, which has a ripple effect on Mo and Chloe's lives. Does time heal most wounds, and do grief and regret grow lighter with time?
From innocent victims, date rape, GHB, mind-numbing amnesia, and drugs to a quest for justice for women. Some of these guys are serial predators disguised in sheep's clothing, and the scary part, most of the time the women know their predators.
I appreciated the Author's Note and her inspiration for the novel giving a voice to all women and teens out there and the devastating traumas that can develop from these injustices. The ending is heartwarming as the broken characters climb out of the wreckage.
Before reading this one as a standalone, I would recommend the previous books mentioned. MOMENT IN TIME is a gripping and heartrending story about the bonds of friendship.
A special thank you to the author, Lake Union, and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy.
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My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Pub Date: 08 March 2022
About the Author
Photo Credit: April Brian
Born and raised on the east coast, Suzanne moved to California when she was fifteen. She currently lives in Laguna Beach with her husband where they own three restaurants: Lumberyard, Yard Bar, and Slice Pizza & Beer.
In addition to being an author, Suzanne is an architect specializing in residential and commercial design. When not writing, Suzanne enjoys doing anything and everything with her family—skiing, golf, tennis, pickleball, hiking, board games, and watching reality TV. She is an avid baseball fan. Her team is the Angels.
Suzanne Redfearn is the award-winning author of five novels: Hush Little Baby, No Ordinary Life, In an Instant, Hadley and Grace, and Moment in Time. In addition to being an author, she’s an architect specializing in residential and commercial design. You can find her at her website (www.SuzanneRedfearn.com) and on Facebook (@SuzanneRedfearnAuthor). READ MORE