Sometimes a book crosses your path that touches your heart AND makes you think.
Sometimes that book is written by someone you consider a friend, a compatriot, a kindred soul. Such is the case with Patti Lacy’s newest release, “The Rhythm of Secrets.”
I was privileged to read a draft of the book prior to publication. Patti’s gift for setting the scene and fleshing out her characters caught me right away.
I had to know what happened.
That, in my opinion, is the sign of a good book. Not polished prose, not a perfectly orchestrated arc of character development (though Patti is definitely a contender for both), but the ability to grab me and yank me into the story, to make me relate to the characters.
Like the mist that winds through the Mississippi Bayou, revealing a piece here and a piece there, Rhythm of Secrets carries the reader through the life of Sheila Franklin, the secrets she keeps, and what happens when the truth finally comes to light.
What secrets have you kept from friends, from family, even from yourself? What would happen if those secrets were exposed? Would you be strong enough to bear up under the consequences? Strong enough to choose what’s right no matter the cost? It’s a question we have to ask ourselves, because one day, those secrets will be revealed.
Check out the book trailer: