All he ever wanted was to matter to someone.
What he didn’t know was that he did matter to someone.
Someone that worried about him every single day that he was gone.
Malachi Gabriel Gnocchi was missing for two years. Thanks to a mission gone wrong, not only had he been captured, but his best friend along with his fellow teammates had been taken, too.
He spent two years in hell, hoping and praying that one day he’d get to go home.
And one day he does. Only, he isn’t the same person that left. Every single thing that made him Malachi is no more.
Sierra started writing to soldiers overseas through the soldier pen pal program when she was in high school. Years later, she had no idea that the one soldier that she’d been paired up with in the very beginning would be the one man that would change her world eight years down the road.
When the letters from her soldier stopped, she knew that something bad had happened.
When they started back up again two years after the last letter, she thought that someone was playing a joke on her.
Only, that joke wasn’t a joke at all.
The man on the other end of those letters is a man that’s dying slowly from the inside out.
He’s a living, breathing, mess and there’s only one thing she can do to help him.
Write him back and hope that she can bring him back from the edge.
Nobody Knows is the latest instalment in the Swat Next Generation series and this book had me invested from the first to the last chapter. This is Malachi and Sierra’s story and from start to finish Lani Lynn Vale wove a story that drew me in and kept me hooked until the end.
The blurb drew me in when I first read it and was an interesting take on a pen-pal relationship. I think it resonated with me because I had a pen pal from the time I was 9 and do years later we are best friends, so this story realty called to me.
Sierra started writing to Malachi when she was in high school and her letters brought light into the soldier’s often dark reality. When he suddenly stopped writing to her, Sierra feared the worst but what she didn’t know is that he was a prisoner of war for a couple of years.
Rescued and struggling to get back to a semblance of normality, Malachi wrote to her again. At first Sierra thought someone was playing a horrid joke on her but as she realizes that it is indeed her old pen pal,she responds. There were times that I feared that they would not get the happily ever after that they deserved.Their journey was rocky but their foundation of friendship was heart warming. There were times I was moved to tears but then their were moments where I was laughing out loud .
The secondary characters were entertaining and I loved Malachi’s grandmother who was a real hoot. Can Sierra give Malachi the support and love that will finally give him the peace he so desperately needs? One click and find out.