Okay, so. I have to be honest with you. I am very very mad at Hannah Beckerman, the author of this book If Only I Could Tell You. I was an unsuspecting victim in the crime that she has committed. I was not expecting to bawl my eyes out reading this book. Oh, but not only that. I also got very angry, hurt, and happy while reading this book. Yes, that’s right Hannah Beckerman, I have a bone to pick with you. Your book was just too good. You made me feel my own feelings!
In all seriousness, though, this book was beyond incredible. Aside from the frustration that I felt with the emotional roller coaster, this book about mother/daughter and sister relationships was beautiful, absorbing and one of my instant all-time favorites.
Jess and Lily haven’t spoken for most of their life. Something happened a long time ago that Jess will no longer speak of, but whatever it was, Jess thinks it was Lily’s fault. Now, their mother, Audrey has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. Her life is ending soon, and the last wish she has is for her daughters to finally become a family- and for her granddaughters to meet and love each other.
The perspective flipping and the timeline change made this book so enjoyable to read. There was never a dull moment! The shocking twist at the end will wrap your stomach in knots as well! I really wish I could say more about this book, but to be honest, this is one that you must go into not knowing much-trust me it’s way better. You’ll love the character development and the suspense of it all, I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, great for those cold wintery days!