Book Review of
The Night the Lights Went Out
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems….
Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. When an anonymous local blog starts dishing about her failed marriage, Merilee finds some measure of peace in town matriarch Sugar Prescott.
Sugar’s stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with glamourous young mother Heather Blackford.
In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee’s house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women….
I really enjoyed The Night the Light’s Went Out by Karen White. This is the first Karen White book that I have read, and I will definitely be reading more books by her.
I saw Karen White listed in a list of authors that write books for those that enjoy PG books. After reading two books that were not for me because of the sexual content, I was ready for something that was clean, but that still had great writing. This book was just that.
I thought the writing was interesting and fun. It was a part mystery and part historical fiction type of read. The ending of this book totally surprised me. I had no idea it would turn out like it did. I totally saw the love story part coming, but the rest of it did a great job of keeping me interested. I read this book in two days because I could not put it down.