I review The Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades.
Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy.
To the world, Best is a talented writer rising up at an international style magazine, girlfriend of a gorgeous actor, and friend to New York City’s most fabulous. Ten years ago, Best and her two older brothers fell into a frozen lake. Only Best came out. And after years of covering up the past, her guilt is destroying every facet of her seemingly charmed life. It’s all unravelling so fast: her new boss is undermining and deceitful, her boyfriend is recovering from a breakdown, and a recent investigative story has led to a secret affair with the magazine’s wealthy publisher.
The Thunder Beneath Us tells the story of Best, an accomplished writer, and how a dark secret from her childhood continues to haunt her. Best suffers from survivor’s guilt after her two brothers died after falling through some ice, and she continues to carry that guilt around with her. This is rich fiction, compelling and thought-provoking.
Best’s pain feels real, raw and haunting; Blades writes with a steady hand. The writing is fresh and concise; the characters deep and realistic. You might not like Best, but you don’t have to like a character to be affected by them. And believe me, The Thunder Beneath Us will affect you. Blades is talented AF, and I’m looking forward to whatever else she comes out with.