Award-winning author Christina Suzann Nelson captivates readers with her latest release, What Happens Next! You’ll be gripping the pages of this phenomenal novel as you journey to the small town of Deep Valley, Oregon, to seek answers about what happened to Heather Crane thirty-six years ago!
Popular podcaster and ex-reporter Faith Byrne has made a name for herself, telling stories of greatness after tragedy, though her real life doesn’t mirror the stories she tells. While her daughters spend the summer in Hawaii with her ex-husband and his new wife, Faith must manage life on her own. But all that changes when she’s asked to spotlight her childhood best friend’s missing person case on her podcast.
Dora Crane has never accepted that her younger daughter, Heather, could be dead, keeping her home looking the same as the day Heather disappeared. But when her husband leaves her and her older daughter intervenes, she agrees to counseling and packing Heather’s belongings under one condition: Faith Byrne returns to Deep Valley to bring attention to the cold case.
As the investigation into Heather’s disappearance is reopened, Faith and Dora will revisit the summer of 1987, causing the two women to face the long-hidden truth before they can finally heal. Will this be a summer of second chances, or will their search bring more grief to their already broken hearts?
“Time took advantage of everything, finding a way to age even that which is best preserved.” ~ Christina Suzann Nelson
Now, THIS is how you write great Christian Fiction!! Oh, my goodness! I’m speechless after devouring this novel. For a while, reading has felt like a chore to get these reviews out, but What Happens Next was the jump start I needed to re-energize my love of storytelling!
Christina Suzann Nelson is a SPECTACULAR writer! Though the topic of grief, loss, and broken relationships was heavy, she did a beautiful job respecting each character’s pain and healing. Christina’s decision to include Heather’s perspective was GENIUS! The three points of view wove together seamlessly, creating a masterpiece I hope millions will read!
“Good pieces existed in everyone, though loss was easier to keep under control when those heart-deep memories were kept shut tight.” ~ Christina Suzann Nelson
The faith element was also perfect. It wasn’t too in your face, yet it packed a punch that gave God glory and shone His light throughout the plot. I applaud the author for this, as I’ve struggled to find Christian Fiction books that genuinely give God honor and praise. We need more books like What Happens Next!!
Whether you’re looking for your next read or overloaded with your never-ending to-read pile, stop what you’re doing and pick up What Happens Next!! This book will be your new favorite; I know it’s mine!
*Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher, for providing me with a pre-release copy of this novel. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own*