Book Review: Yesterday is Never Gone by Ilona Salley
Title: Yesterday is Never Gone Author: Ilona Salley Publisher: iUniverse Genre: Thriller/Crime Format: Ebook
Niki is no stranger to horrific personal challenges. As a child, she bravely endured abandonment by her father. While in her teens, she witnessed her mother’s murder and the abduction and presumed death of her only sibling. Although her secrets have always been carefully cloaked from others, they have shaped her personality more than she would like to admit. But with a past as terrible as hers, how can Niki ever hope for a bright future? Years later, Niki is a dedicated profiler in a criminal investigation agency with no idea her life is about to change exponentially. One day, through a quirky twist of fate, she receives startling news that her sister, Inge, is alive. As a driving force compels Niki to search for her, she embarks on a quest that takes her through cities and wilderness on two continents. She encounters difficult decisions, threatening mobsters, near-death experiences, and romance, yet nothing deters her from reaching her goal—not even a gruesome discovery about her father. But Niki is about to discover that things are never what they seem to be. In this thrilling tale, deception and inner turmoil hamper a young woman’s journey toward a new reality as she attempts to reconcile her past and find the truth.
What a fantastic story! The author has a great grasp of not only how to develop characters but how to work a plot through twists and turns that leave you turning the page waiting to see what is going to happen next.
Niki is an extremely likable and complex character, working her way through life with determination and drive. What she encounters through the story is enough to derail many, but she perseveres in an attempt to get to the bottom of her past.
I would highly recommend you read this if you are looking for a book with a great story.