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Reviewed by Sierra Edelen for Readers' Favorite
When we are young, we are so absorbed with our own lives and paving our own way in the world that we often don’t take the time to sit down with those who came before us. Often, our grandparents have lived through tough and trying times and have some amazing stories to share. But we do not take the time to hear them, which is often regretted once those people are no longer around to share their stories. In Broken Trust by George Encizo, a paramedic, Erica, realizes those sentiments after a call from a young girl losing her grandmother and being remorseful about not taking the time to listen to her grandmother’s stories. This call sparked Erica, with the help of her boyfriend Aaron, to write a book about her own grandfather, who grew up in the 1940s, so as to capture his story and not waste the time she has left with him. In this process, Erica will learn things her grandfather has told no one else and it will keep you on the edge of your seat, wanting more.
George Encizo does a wonderful job with Broken Trust, making you really question if it didn’t actually take place in real life and isn’t just a work of fiction. The writing style jumps between present time with Erica taking the lead and the 1940s with Francis (Erica’s grandfather) being the narrator as though he were currently living it. The story really gives you a sense of going back in time and actually living it too, while doing a great job of stitching between the two narratives easily, which deserves credit in itself as it can become confusing for readers if not done properly. Broken Trust is well written and completely enthralling, leaving you wanting more even up to the bitter end. Very well done.