Before We Were Yours is a moving, fascinating portrayal of an upper class Southern family dealing with dementia care, cancer, secrets and a family in 1939 ripped apart just because they live on the river. Have your Kleenex ready and Google pulled up. This novel presents many topics to discuss for book groups.
Rebecka Martinsson is heading to her hometown in northern Sweden to help Sanna, an old–now estranged–friend, who found the body of her brother following his horrific murder. Rebecka, an attorney, left Kiruna years ago in disgrace and has not looked back. The author deftly weaves Rebecka’s back story with the events surrounding the murder investigation. At the center are three pastors of a cult religious group who have made a pact of silence and refuse to answer the quest