A book review of The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White.
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Even if I didn’t live in the south, I would still enjoy books set in the south. Southern accents and witticisms make everything a bit more fun. Such is the case with The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White. The story is set in Sweet Apple, Georgia – a suburb of Atlanta. The story begins with Marilee Dunlap and her two children, Lily and Colin moving to a cottage owned by ninety-three year old Sugar Prescott. They are moving into the cottage because Merilee’s ex-husband had an affair with Lily’s third grade teacher, who is now pregnant!
Sugar, much to her own surprise, takes an immediate liking to Marilee and her children. We learn about Sugar from two different times – her current self and her younger self.
We also learn more about Sweet Apple from an anonymous blogger, who has opinions on all of the goings on in Sweet Apple.
Marilee tries to fit in and make friends, one of them is Heather. Heather, who seems to welcome Marilee into her ritzy world.
There are plenty of twists and turns. However, most of the clues are pretty easy to spot and the ending doesn’t really come as a surprise. But that’s okay, I completely enjoyed the journey to get their.
I received an ARC copy of this book.