Published October 11th 2011 by Harper Collins, Inc.
E-book, 372 pages
Source: From Netgalley
"Sara Shepard, the bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars, delivers a powerful novel of family dreams, lies, and delusions. Everything We Ever Wanted begins with a phone call with allegations that rock an upper crust Philadelphia family to its very foundations, unlocking years of secrets and scandals that expose the serious flaws in outwardly perfect lives. A moving, intelligent, and unforgettable novel, Shepard’s Everything We Ever Wanted is exceptional contemporary women’s fiction that will be embraced by book clubs everywhere."
- From Goodreads
Incredible, this is the word I want to start my review with. Now let me tell you why.
I have read two novels by Sara Shepard before, and I enjoyed both. But this novel was absolutely fantastic! The character dynamics and character development took me by surprise and it was really a delight to read.
I found the story engaging, with twists and turns around every corner, some even making me gasp out loud! I have said before that I love it when a book surprises me and when I can't predict the outcome... I count this book as one of them.
I found myself Identifying with each character and I think most people will. I also found it very interesting how these characters "assume" a lot of things and we can see how assumption and drawing conclusions can affect people’s lives. The same with bunching people in certain categories before even knowing them.
I can't recommend this novel more and I hope that everyone that loves a good story reads it! I also hope there is a sequel!