Author: Marilyn Brant
Publisher: Twelfth Night Books
Release Date: September 29, 2013
Genre: Mystery, New Adult
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Sometimes the only road to the truth...is one you’ve never taken.
Until I found Gideon’s journal in the tool shed — locked in the cedar box where I’d once hidden my old diary — I’d been led to believe my brother was dead. But the contents of his journal changed all that.
The Road to Discovery...
Two years ago, Aurora Gray’s world turned upside down when her big brother Gideon and his best friend Jeremy disappeared. Now, during the summer of her 18th birthday, she unexpectedly finds her brother’s journal and sees that it’s been written in again. Recently. By him.
The Road to Danger...
There are secret messages coded within the journal’s pages. Aurora, who’s unusually perceptive and a natural puzzle solver, is hell bent on following where they lead, no matter what the cost. She confides in the only person she feels can help her interpret the clues: Donovan McCafferty, Jeremy’s older brother and a guy she’s always been drawn to — even against her better judgment.
The Road to You...
Reluctantly, Donovan agrees to go with her and, together, they set out on a road trip of discovery and danger, hoping to find their lost brothers and the answers to questions they’ve never dared to ask aloud.
In that expectant space between silence and melody, our trip began...
But it was too late. My world had already tilted and, suddenly, I knew I was playing a very different game.
The Road to You was my first experience with this author and let me tell you, it kept me riveted from the very first page until the last. If you came hoping for romance, you will get a taste, but it most certainly isn’t in the forefront, and you won’t see it until the end. This is a story of right and wrong, of friendship, of loyalty. Get ready to take a trip down memory lane, to a time long forgotten, yet still in the hearts of many.
The problem was my overwhelming helplessness in facing my true self. I didn’t know how to stop myself from understanding too much. From perceiving too many signals. From being so aware that it hurt.
Aurora’s brother Gideon and Donovan’s brother Jeremy disappeared without a trace almost two years ago. No one saw this coming, and for both families, life has ceased to exist. In the summer of ’78 Aurora randomly finds a key to a box that had long since disappeared, leading her to her brothers’ journal. Aurora, already suspicious that the journal would show up after all this time, notices that there are new entries. Holding onto the hope that their brothers could still be alive, she and Donovan take off for parts unknown.
But I never felt any such fear within these four walls. In a library, there was always hope, a sense of fresh discovery and the comfort or being surrounded by the wisdom of the world’s brightest minds.
Even with the absence of heavy romance and sex, I found myself not even missing it! The depths and layers this story takes you to will have you guessing the outcome until the very end. I loved that I wasn’t able to guess from the beginning how it would all end. There was nothing predictable about The Road to You at all! 4.5 star read for me!
I chose you a long time ago. I’m not going to regret anything, no matter what happens after we leave here.”
“I’m putting my heart in your hands tonight,” he whispered. “Be gentle with it.”