Everything I Never Told You
Ng’s debut novel opens with the death of Lydia, the golden child of a Chinese-American family in 1970s small-town Ohio. But the factors leading to Lydia’s shocking end can all be traced back to the secrets and motivations of her parents, James and Marilyn. The best (and worst) part is, if they’d only talked about their hang-ups, weaknesses, and insecurities, they could have changed their family’s tragic legacy.
Nobody creates a secret like a family—with their shared history and contentious psychodramas—and no one protects a secret like a family, either. From literary fiction to pulpy thrillers, these books detail forbidden love, grisly murders, and even supernatural energies at work. If you find yourself tempted to snoop through others’ medicine cabinets or creepy attics, these families’ legacies will make for ideal reading entertainment…and might even make you wonder what secrets your own clan could be hiding.
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