Letters to the Lost, Book 2
Synopsis: Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.
Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.
When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.
Review: I have some novels by Brigid Kemmerer but it’s true that I have not tried them yet. When I heard about More Than We Can Tell, I was very intrigued. I did not know exactly if this novel was a second volume, but that’s what I finally understood during my reading. It is not really embarrassing to start with this story elsewhere because the main characters are different and even if we find the previous ones too, it does not pose many problems. I must say that I am now really curious to get into the first story to learn more about Juliette and Declan who seem to offer a very interesting story too.
The author does not present us an easy story and many difficult points are addressed here: the place of the woman in the gamers world, harassment on the Internet, false identities, kidnapping, violence on the children, pedophilia, rape, divorce, parent-child relationships, adoption. Yes, a lot of things that sometimes made me a little uncomfortable. Maybe it was a little too much? However, I think that all topics were well controlled here and I enjoyed following Rev and Emma. These two characters have a lot to manage in their lives and their meeting will help them face their demons. Emma has a dream, to work in the world of video games. But it’s not easy and after creating her own game, she realizes that her status as a woman remains a drag. When she starts being harassed by one of the players who always finds parries to contact her, Emma is scared. However, not wanting to involve her parents, she will try to manage her anxieties alone. Rev, is a boy who was retired to his father when he was younger. Since then, he has not had any contact with him but when one day he starts receiving emails, his life is turned upside down. Like Emma, he refuses to talk to his adoptive parents and they meet together to discuss their concerns.
I had a good time with this story. It is really very intense one and I was really curious to finish the story to find out what was going to happen. I can not wait to discover the first novel and learn more about the characters now!