A Lily in the Light

A Lily in the Light

A harrowing debut novel of a tragic disappearance and one sister’s journey through the trauma that has shaped her life.

For eleven-year-old Esme, ballet is everything—until her four-year-old sister, Lily, vanishes without a trace and nothing is certain anymore. People Esme has known her whole life suddenly become suspects, each new one hitting closer to home than the last.

Unable to cope, Esme escapes the nightmare that is her new reality when she receives an invitation to join an elite ballet academy in San Francisco. Desperate to leave behind her chaotic, broken family and the mystery surrounding Lily’s disappearance, Esme accepts.

Eight years later, Esme is up for her big break: her first principal role in Paris. But a call from her older sister shatters the protective world she has built for herself, forcing her to revisit the tragedy she’s run from for so long. Will her family finally have the answers they’ve been waiting for? And can Esme confront the pain that shaped her childhood, or will the darkness follow her into the spotlight?

Title:A Lily in the Light
ISBN:9781721337187

    A Lily in the Light Reviews

  • The Just-About-Cocky Ms M

    Bear with me a moment, folks. When I looked over this month’s First Reads, I didn’t see much of interest. At all. I almost decided to read something else on my towering TBR pile instead, but then,...

  • Barbara Davis

    “What happens when a four-year-old vanishes without a trace, when a family is unshaped and long held dreams begin to unspool—when you don’t even know what to hope for anymore? These are the ques...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    1.5 STARSEleven-year-old aspiring ballerina Esme’s life changes the day her little sister Lily disappears. Eight years later, older sister Madeline calls Esme in Paris with startling news.Either I h...

  • Deb Poole

    I'm obsessed with books with a ballet backdrop. So when I saw this for free on Kindle first reads, I was very excited to read it. Interesting story; the youngest child of a NYC family disappears, leav...

  • Lynda Kelly

    My Kindle First choice for March....it's the only choice this particular month for me whereas sometimes I could pick 2 or 3......and then I opt for the one with most pages as a rule. However, none rea...

  • Suze

    LilyMy First Reads choice for March, an easy choice- the synopsis spoke of an interesting, emotional story about a missing four year old and the destruction of a family. The first half of the book is ...

  • Sarah

    Really good story with very relatable characters. Didn't want to stop reading...

  • Linda Zagon

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "A Lily in the Light" by Kristin Fields, Lake Union Publishing, April 1, 2019Kristin Fields, Author of "A Lily in the Light" writes an intense, intriguing, suspenseful f...

  • Bree

    I chose this book as my March Kindle First Reads book and it did not disappoint. I initially chose it because it sounded like a good mystery but I was pretty surprised by how it was more about what ha...

  • Melissa Loucks

    This was my Amazon First read for March and I absolutely loved it. I was not sure about it when I read the description because I am more into crime novels. This is a really cute book and I highly enjo...