Seeking Sarah is a novel containing one young woman’s reaction to a lie from her childhood that has influenced her entire life and of the pain from the deceit. It is a story of her actions in dealing with the lie and the repercussions that happened.
Brooke has believed her mother to be dead since Brooke was five. She has lived the years longing for her and wishing her back to share in her life’s moments. Now that Brooke is engaged, the desire is even more so. Upon her father’s death, she learns that her mother is indeed alive and living a life void of Brooke.
Brooke rearranges her work and moves to Atlanta where her mother and her family live. Although at first, Brooke just wants to reconnect with her mother, deep seated resentment boils over and Brooke looks for ways to get even with her for her abandonment. Good things cannot come from devious motives.
I can’t say I really enjoyed this novel as it tended to be a little too much for my senses. I could understand the anger and angst Brooke would feel about the betrayal but the extremes she takes things to were way out there. It seemed she went through a quick change from wanting to know her mom to hating her and her life completely. Plus, there is everything she abandons in this pursuit of revenge-ironic.