All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were naturally born to her parents, Sara did not have an ideal home life. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her. Finally, she is ready to take steps to find closure.
But some questions are better left unanswered.
After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother-only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she discovers the devastating truth: her mother was the only victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only thing worse than finding out about her father is him finding out about her.
What if murder is in your blood?
Never Knowing is author Chevy Stevens second novel and I have to say, I LOVE her! Her first novel Still Missing garnered a 5 star review from me in December and this one wasn’t far behind. Ms Stevens has a way of gripping you from the first page and not allowing you to pry your fingers free of the book until the very last sentence.
Sara Gallagher, understandably, is looking for answers. She has never felt like she truly belongs to the family she was adopted into. Her mother was great, true, but her father was always distant, demanding and disappointed. Her younger sister Melanie’s jealousy is also something she has always had to deal with and it has made their relationship strained.
When Sara hires a private investigator to help track down her birth mother the answers she receives are horrifying, She finds out she is the product of the rape and attempted murder of her mother by the serial killer the Campsite Killer. It isn’t long before her birth father finds out about her existence and the lives of her birth mother, her fiancé, her daughter, and the rest of her family is in jeopardy.
When the Campsite Killer contacts Sara and wants to meet her she at first denies him the opportunity. But when, out of frustration, he kills again, Sara knows she really has no choice. She might be the only one who can stop him…
Never Knowing is a fast paced thriller that makes you wonder if, sometimes, you would be better off… Never Knowing. 4/5 stars