About the book, The Ones We Trust
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Mira (July 28, 2015)
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.
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Kimberly Belle grew up in Eastern Tennessee, in a small town nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians. A graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, Kimberly lived for over a decade in the Netherlands and has worked in marketing and fundraising for various nonprofits. She’s the author of two novels, THE LAST BREATH and THE ONES WE TRUST (August 2015). She divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.
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I know it’s a completely unfounded bias, but I’m always a bit wary when I crack open a book from Mira, because I know they’re a Harlequin imprint. Most of the time, my wariness is completely unwarranted, and with The Ones we Trust that was absolutely true. This novel is intelligent, interesting, and completely engaging.
I really liked main character Abby. Specifically, I liked her as much for her spunk and resolve as I did for her mad research skills and for the fact that even with all her good points, she was still a flawed, faltering human being. Similarly, the male lead, Gabe, was a compelling, dimensional character, not just a cookie-cutter romance hero.
The plot was well-paced and I liked that elements like PTSD, while integral to the story, were never treated exploitatively. There’s a fine balance with things like that, and in less able hands, the story could have gone in unfortunate directions.
That said, Belle’s writing voice is fresh and compelling.
If you want to read a novel that blends political intrigue and believable romance, you can trust The Ones We Trust.
Kimberly Belle’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, July 28th: Books a la Mode – author guest post
Wednesday, July 29th: Life is Story
Thursday, July 30th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Tuesday, August 4th: Mom’s Small Victories
Thursday, August 6th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Friday, August 7th: Romancing the Book – review & interview
Monday, August 10th: Books and Spoons
Monday, August 10th: Just One More Chapter
Tuesday, August 11th: Just One More Chapter – author guest post
Tuesday, August 11th: Jorie Loves a Story – author guest post
Wednesday, August 12th: Bibliotica
Friday, August 14th: From the TBR Pile – review and author Q&A
Monday, August 17th: Feminist Reflections
Wednesday, August 19th: Read Love Blog – author guest post
Thursday, August 20th: The World As I See It