The truth hurts
Perception is vital when creating and embarking on new relationships. Poppy has been thrown into a difficult situation when fired from her role and job fir Mrs. Henderson, we meet Poppy at a later juncture when her expensive and exclusive mansion is about to be demolished by a demolition crew.
We meet her at the home of Mrs. Henderson who arrives home 6 hours after her set time to be home from a party. Her children are asleep but one is upset and when Poppy expresses her concerns and the fact she never alerted her that she was going to be late, she accuses her of yelling at her and fired her in the middle of the night. The poor compensation, long hours and the lack of understanding that her children wanted their mother, sent Poppy out in the middle of the night all alone. Taking one of their cars she winds up at a lonely roadside gar and is swept away by a total stranger. Much older than Poppy in his 40’s and handsome and extraordinarily rich, Drew, this man places her on a single pedestal and from the moment she lays eyes on him she seems transfixed and spellbound. Almost like she is in a trance until she might finally wake up.
The story flashes to two time periods and two different times in the life of one person. Poppy worked for a family called the Walkers , Jim and Caroline who grew to trust her with their children and included her in all family events. But Poppy had her own agenda at times, and you got the feeling that she had another motive for wanting to remain with this family and it was not just the children. Trust would be paramount when working with a family as a nanny, deceptions and lies were hidden until an event would change it all.
In the present with Drew she felt lost in the house that he bought her for a wedding present, calling it Thursday House and getting cold stares and a chill when in town and telling them where she lived.
Drew had secrets and Poppy did to and the pact to not speak about their pasts might hidden their future. Gina is her best friend and was fired adding a new dynamic and mystery to the story. Gina seemed to become part of her life, she hired her to help her in this huge mansion and she decided to eventually redo the entire place making it her own.
Drew worked unusual hours and left her alone for periods of time and then invited his friends for a weekend and this is where it gets interesting as they implied things about him, told her about events that she never knew about and questioned why she never asked about his past. Dilly and Emma were not anyone that admired or wanted Poppy as a close friend yet when she completed the renovations of the house, Emma suggested photo shoot in magazine and career in interior design. A slip of the tongue by his friend Mac, and revelation about the truth about how and why Drew met her connects to her friend Gina and now Poppy has no idea who to trust. Lies, deceptions, greed, power, money and the thought of having to start or restart again as author Rebecca Reid draws us inside the truth behind what happened at the Walkers that caused the rift between her and Caroline and destroyed their family. Why did Drew want to meet her? Why was Gina a part of his plan and when the truth behind the history of Thursday House is revealed why did she not leave with Gina? Would she stay with him? Why would she trust his lies and what he did in the past? Is money, security and status that important to cover up what she did and what she learns about him?
Marriage should come with a questionnaire to fill out about your past before proceeding in the present after you read the shocking truths behind what both Poppy and Drew are guilty of. Secrets can destroy you. Lies have a way of filtering out but when these lies are used to manipulate someone and to change their perspective and cloud the truth from mattering you wonder what morals and ethical values each person has and would if they were to stay together bring to their relationship in the future.
Financial security, no family that cares about her, dealing with a father in the past that was horrific and abusive. Why fall for someone who has no money, in debt and no financial backing? What is it about Poppy what lured Drew to her side and what is it about him that keeps her coming back to him for more?
An ending that will shock readers. The intertwining of the two plots clarified as author Rebecca Reid leads us down the path of two separate worlds filled with until the truth comes out, Drew’s life before is hidden as if it’s buried beneath the soil in their massive garden not to ever be dug up. But, some endings are oddly new beginnings but the final outcome and where Drew and Poppy decide to wind up will shock readers as author Rebecca Reid makes us wonder what you would do when you learn the harsh realities of deceits and understand that all too of the THE TRUTH HURTS! The house is demolition will the secrets be too?
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