Our childhoods shape who we become as adults, but what happens if you can’t remember yours?
Ivy Lane has no memories of her birth family. She can barely recall her childhood spent bouncing from home to home before becoming the foster daughter of an infamous psychiatrist and serial killer John McCourt and his wife Ester. Despite Dr. McCourt being convicted of terrible crimes, Ivy knows in her heart that what everyone says about him isn’t true.
Ivy’s all grown up and after years of therapy, and a stint in jail, she’s desperate to prove everyone wrong and find a way to get back to McCourt Manor as soon as possible. What Ivy finds when she gets there however isn’t the sweet, family of her memories, and she soon realizes there was much more to being Lucky Number 23 than she realized.
When all you know is a life of evil and your forced to try and get you life on the right path. Well that’s how it is for 22 year old Ivy, from the age of 8 she was put into the foster care system after her mother died and family after family she was told there was something wrong with her that she was so dark nothing was able to fix her. Finally she was sent to the McCourt’s were she became their lucky number 23 the 23rd foster kid, and she was treated so differently then the other 22 foster kid she became one too the family. But that all changed when on of the kid got out and told police what was really going on behind closed doors at the manor. Ivy then spends the next 12 years trying to find a way back to her to the only family she’s known and its more difficult then even she expected. This book was amazing and dark and keeps you on the edge of your et until the very end with more twist and turns then you will ever see coming.
Review by Twinsie Dee
Krystle Able grew up and still lives in Central Illinois with her husband, three children and dog. Krystle knew she wanted to be a writer when she won a book making contest in summer daycare when she was 9 years old. After 10+ years in retail management, Krystle took the plunge into writing full time in 2015 and also works as a freelance web content writer.
Krystle enjoys being a multi-genre author with releases planned in the romance, thriller, contemporary fiction, and paranormal genres.
Always a reader first, Krystle’s favorite hobbies include supporting and cultivating relationships in the indie publishing and small press publishing world, and talking about literature. She is currently finishing her BA in English Literature at University of Illinois Springfield.