The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle

the ones we trust by kimberly belle

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Ones We Trust

Summary from Goodreads:

When former DC journalist Abigail Wolff attempts to rehabilitate her career, she finds herself at the heart of a US army cover-up involving the death of a soldier in Afghanistan — with unspeakable emotional consequences for one family. As the story of what happened comes to light, Abigail will do anything to write it.

The more evidence she stumbles upon in the case, the fewer people it seems she can trust, including her own father, a retired army general. And she certainly never expected to fall in love with the slain soldier’s brother, Gabe, a bitter man struggling to hold his family together. The investigation eventually leads her to an impossible choice, one of unrelenting sacrifice to protect those she loves.

Beyond the buried truths and betrayals, questions of family loyalty and redemption, Abigail’s search is, most of all, a desperate grasp at carrying on and coping — and seeking hope in the impossible.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I read Kimberly’s debut, THE LAST BREATH, last year and enjoyed it very much! So, I was excited to read THE ONES WE TRUST.

When I first started THE ONES WE TRUST, it was different than what I thought it would be. It was showing the reader why Abigail is not a reporter anymore and took a sideline story (one that I was unsure how was going to loop back to the main story) and just kind of started talking.

So, ok. Kimberly is setting the scene. I get it. I get it. Keep on reading. And then boom- all of a sudden I know exactly how she is going to loop her side story to her main story. Got it. Have hope the linking will be a good thing.

And… it is and it isn’t. If you LOVED The Last Breath- dug the whole suspense vibe and think you are totally going to get that in The Ones We Trust- you’re not. There are suspenseful moments, there are secrets- but mainly this story is about trust. And finding out what happens you can’t trust the ones that you thought you could. It’s a bit heavier at times than her previous book, more thoughtful-perhaps.

This book is enjoyable. There are many great moments. It even has the potential to make you feel as if you are riding a roller-coaster of emotions. However, and this may just be me, I prefer THE LAST BREATH. I dug that suspense-y vibe that Kimberly did so great in her previous book.

Bottom line: It’s a “like” not “LOVE” book for me.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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