There are certain books that wreck me emotionally. Stories about broken families often top that list and Things I Never Told You, Beth K. Vogt’s novel about three sisters who could be so much more to each other is one of those.
In My Opinion
Some families are close, they share everything with each other. Siblings are best friends and talk every day. And then there are families like the Thatchers.
Things I Never Told you is a deep exploration of the lengthy shadow cast over this family’s relationships by tragedy. Payton once confided in her twin sister but shame at her part in the death of Pepper has caused her to avoid her family more often than not. Instead, she buries herself in work while keeping her other two sisters at a distance, point at faults as reasons to stay away.