Dahlia Waller spent her childhood with her mother moving her from place to place without ever giving a reason to why they couldn’t settle down and Dahlia attend school like other children. The day the pair end up in the town of Aurora, Texas though Dahlia’s mother finally settles down and stays but still guards her secrets about their past.
Shortly after turning eighteen and finishing high school though Dahlia packs up and leaves the town herself to try to have a better life than she did growing up but she soon finds her mother’s secrets have her trapped in dead end jobs and on the move without any paperwork or identification. After fifteen years of this Dahlia decides it’s finally time to return to Aurora and confront her mother about their past.
When starting off reading The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt I thought the book had potential but it quickly became apparent this one wasn’t going to be a favorite of mine. It’s usually intriguing to learn about buried family secrets and the skeletons in their closets but the set up in this story had this reader a bit confused in the beginning. The story changes the POV without much explanation as to what is going on for quite a while but when it did become clear as to why the switching the entire plot became quite obvious to me.
Also, another complaint with this one was bringing in the main character Dahlia finding an unconscious woman towards the beginning of the story which really had nothing to do with the plot about her mother’s secrets. This part of the book just seemed like extra filler that got ignored and really had no place in the book and details with this part seemed to take away from the main story.
Overall, this one really wasn’t my cup of tea, main story a bit too obvious and a little too much extra thrown in that didn’t need to be in the book.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.