Leah’s Secret


When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is classified in genres by Amazon as psychological, mystery, and thriller. There is something missing. All the labels are true but there is more. The on-again, off-again romantic relationship between Leah and Talmadge introduces a new element. The character of Leah is central to everything in this novel It is therefore not surprising that her character provides the strongest and weakest points of the novel. Worthy is strong, interesting, and exciting up to the 90% point on my Kindle. From that point, up to the 98% point, I was bored with the feelings displayed by almost all characters. I am happy that I continued to read because the last 2% of the novel, while not quite a surprise, was well done and worth the wait. I gave Worthy four plus Amazon stars and would recommend it for YA reading.