Fault Line, by J. R. Morton
Victoria and Tony never understood their disapproving mother, Amanda, who even now offers them little warmth. On her deathbed, Amanda extracts a promise from her daughter: She will guide Victoria on an unexpected journey into her past if in return, Victoria helps her die with physician-assisted suicide.
It begins with a story that is unlike anything Victoria has heard before, where she will discover secrets so shocking, it shakes the foundation of her family and changes her perception of who she believes she is.
A captivating and forbidden love story that spans almost fifty years and moves from war torn London to Auschwitz to the United States emerges in a vividly emotional tale that brings one family together in ways that none could have expected.
As Victoria gets to know her mother’s story, Tony stumbles across letters written by his father, Edward, and uncovers a truth so terrible that everything comes into question. After trying to escape the shadow of his father’s death, Tony discovers a long-buried and shameful secret Edward had kept, causing him to question the assumptions and expectations he’s made about his life and his family.
When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment, forgiveness and mercy?
Fault Line is an honest novel that explores the lengths we will go in order to protect our family and to keep the past from dictating the future. Evocative, thought provoking, and uplifting; this is the story that will stay with you long after the last page is turned.
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