When Never Comes by Barbara Davis

When Never Comes

Author Barbara Davis deftly explores an emotionally charged landscape of pain, loss, and despair—and the risk one woman will take in the hope of loving again.As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlow—until his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen’s wasn...

Details When Never Comes

TitleWhen Never Comes
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Romance, Contemporary

Reviews When Never Comes

  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Sometimes learning to let yourself be happy is the hardest lesson of all…See my review here!Though the premise of this book may sounds like it veers towards thriller, it is anything but that—in a good way! Davis’s When Never Comes is a beautiful story of resilience, finding yourself, and learning to be open to happiness. It’s a story about a woman who ran away or hid her entire life, until she was forced out of hiding. This book is an inc...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    From rags to riches. From running away as a child to running away as an adult.Christy-Lynn had her share of bad times as she was growing up and thought when Stephen Ludlow, famed author, married her she was done with struggling and bad times.But...Stephen Ludlow wasn't exactly who he appeared to be. When he was found in an icy river after a crash, details were not something Christy-Lynn wanted to know. Stephen wasn't the only person in his car wh...
  • Jenn
    I wouldn’t say that I hated this book, but it became a chore for me to get through. Just like Christy-Lynn’s critique of Wade’s manuscript, I wanted to put the book down halfway through because I just...stopped caring. It wasn’t the storyline itself so much as the fact that it was riddled with holes, particularly when it came to timelines. And it was a bit predictable overall. I managed to finish, but just barely.
  • leslie hamod
    Incredible story of a woman's tragic loss a d the se rets which ultimately change her life. This book brought out my deepest emotions. Easy to read, introspective,with a soucount of psychological thriller, it is a book easily fitting most genres. One word, genious. A must read!
  • Rebecca Rosenberg
    I have volunteered at a Children's Home for 15 years, and know many children who have been traumatized by the actions of their parents. Barbara Davis brings these issues to life in When Never Comes. It is a heart-wrenching story that kept me guessing with it's unpredictable twists and turns. Barbara Davis is masterful in developing characters we care about and root for, and others we hate. While everything that happens to Christy-Lynn, from addic...
  • Maggie Grace
    This review contains SPOILERS. SPOILER ALERT! I liked the book because it goes pretty fast and it kept my interest, but I had a few unanswered questions.1. Why was her husband driving around with his half-naked girlfriend in the car, when he was a successful writer and could afford a hotel room. How did he crash his car? Why did he die, but they had no scarring, they both looked beautiful upon death.2. How could the main character just up and lea...
  • Susan Peterson
    I will start by simply saying that I LOVED this book! I was captivated by Christy-Lynn's story, a young woman so deep in the throes of despair, so torn with guilt and regret, that she won't let herself love anyone, or let anyone love her...she doesn't feel deserving of love. Her life is full of nevers, the doors she keeps closed to protect her heart. The emotions in this book leap off the page...I found myself holding my breath waiting to find ou...
  • Jen
    This is my first Barbara Davis book and let me just say- she has a new fan with me. For lovers of Elin Hilderbrand and Karen White- this one’s for you. And hey- I saw it’s a Kindle First. Seriously, pick up When Never Comes- now. What do you do when you find out your dead husband didn’t die alone? When said husband is famous and the vultures are just waiting for the right moment to feed on you, armed with this tantalizing information? You r...
  • Camille Maio
    Once again, author Barbara Davis has pulled me out of everything I need to do and planted me right in the middle of her compelling characters and story. When Never Comes is the story of a woman trapping herself in her past, limited by all the ways she was hurt by others. But when love prevents itself in new and unexpected ways, she has to face all the doors she's closed...all the nevers she's clung to. This is a story of love, hope, redemption, a...
  • Jen
    This story captivated me from start to finish. When Never Comes is an emotionally engaging, compelling, beautiful, uplifting, and simultaneously heart breaking and heart warming story. This is the story of Christy-Lynn, awoken in the middle of the night with the news that her husband has died in an accident. At the morgue to identify his body, she's given the news that he was not alone in the car and a mystery woman has also died. Hounded by the ...
  • Linda Zagon
    My Review Of ” When Never Comes” by Barbara DavisI was captivated and enthralled by “When Never Comes ” by Barbara Davis. The genres for this book are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The story takes place in the past and present as it pertains to the characters and events in the story.The author describes are characters as complex, complicated and confused. How can the past traumatic events in a character’s life effect the present and fu...
  • Debbie
    3.5 starsI almost DNF'd this one in the very beginning - I thought it was a mystery/thriller type book. I read a few reviews and decided to continue anyway. Throughout the book I waffled on the rating. Christy-Lynn is the wife of a famous writer. He dies when his car goes off a bridge and a partially nude woman is with him. Christy-Lynn escapes the media circus and the unanswered questions in a small town miles from her home. Here she tries to be...
  • Christina
    Quick ReadIt’s a nice book to read in one sitting or while stuck on an airplane. There’s nothing spectacular about the book but it’s by no means a bad read. It was an enjoyable enough experience.
  • Missy
    The blurb of this book had me interested. I thought it was going to be this suspense, ah ha, I got you now kind of book you cheating husband. But it was so much different than that. This was a book about Christy-Lynn Parker (Christine Ludlow) who wakes up to the knock on the door from the local police to come identify her husband's body. But what she did not know is that he had been carrying on an affair with another woman, who was also to be ide...
  • Sue
    When Never Comes is another wonderful book by Barbara Davis. It's about finding your future by letting go of your past. It's about love and family and starting over. This book is a must read and you don't want to miss it.When Christy-Lynn is told by the police that her husband, a famous author, has died in a car accident, she also finds out that there was a half naked woman in the car with him who also died. She had no idea that he was having an ...
  • Michael
    This had the potential to be a really amazing book, but the story got really lazy at the end. I liked it in the beginning when Christy was trying to understand what her husband last moments was before he died. It seemed like she was more concerned with the woman he was was with than anything else. I did not think it was a character flaw but it did not make that much sense to me. As far as the story, it was really good in the beginning but then it...
  • Kristin
    Barbara Davis is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I got this from Kindle First and I was thrilled. It's been on my wishlist since I found out it was coming out. I was so excited that I didn't have to wait a month until it comes out in the stores. Christy-Lynn is a pretty damaged character. She's had a rough life and can't catch a break. I kind of knew what was going to happen but it still wrenched my heart wide open. The end for me was a...
  • Jamie
    An important story about what makes a family and how you can find the people that will become more like family to you than your own flesh and blood, in the unlikeliest of places. This was my first book by Barbara Davis and I am eager to read more from her backlist! I expected one thing from this story, more mystery, less heart - and I have to say, I’m incredibly pleased with what I got! I received an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
  • Lesley
    I picked this as a first read from my amazon choices!This is a sweet story from not so sweet circumstances!Liked it more than I thought I would
  • Joan
    I felt this was a compelling story although I figured out the ending about halfway thru. At some point I really got annoyed with the main character and her self pity though. I get that she had a horrible childhood and is understandably bitter and angry about that as well as about the circumstances of her husband's death. But she also has so much money she can just buy a house and a business on a whim and still have so much left that she doesn't k...
  • Lynda Kelly
    This was my Kindle First choice for the month it was released, though it's sat in my downloaded file for a couple of months. I enjoyed it, though it's your typical chicklit story. I take a break with one of these in-between my usual diet of murderation for some light relief at times.I can't say this was particularly a stand-out read or really anything I've not read before but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The characters are ones you warm to, mostly, ...
  • Stefanie
    When Never Comes was my Kindle First Selection and I am so glad I picked it!Barbara Davis wrote such a beautiful, heart-warming novel that sent my emotions soaring. It was the first book I have ever read by her and I definitely don’t plan on it being my last.Christine (Christy-Lynn) is dealing with the loss of her husband and boy does that open the door to all kinds of emotional turmoil. This book deals with the pain of loss, the fear of new re...
  • Judy Churchill
    Topic and content were good. The process was a little tedious but still a good read.
  • Maria11
    Now that I have stopped crying..Wow! What a great book! I loved Christy-Lynn and the way her story played out. I got a tad frustrated with her thinking at times, but you learn where all that thinking came from you can just feel for her and love her more. Christy-Lynn has a great deal of hurdles to go over and lots of forgiveness of herself to give. Wade is also a really great character he seems to see through her facade and see what she really ne...
  • Laurie Buchanan
    Although I'm nearly a grandmother now, I was a teenage runaway. So when I read the description in the "First Reads Books" email that I received from Amazon, it piqued my interest, and I selected it. Not disappointed in the least, the story in the pages of this captivating book lives up to the well over a thousand positive reviews it's received. I highly recommend this engaging read!
  • Lady Delacour
    I really enjoyedWhen Never Comes.For me this storywas like slipping intoa well worn, comfortablepair of old house slippers.Listened with TTS.Cleanishhh with someMild Foul Language.
  • Carla
    Great read, kept me interested the entire book! Read it in 5 days, which is rare for me. My insomnia helped , but I finished it between 3-5 am- passing on the gym to find out what happens.
  • Conchita
    Great story
  • Teri Pre
    I don't have issues with the story, but I DO have issues with safety. Riding in a canoe without a life jacket is like having sex without a condom. Oh...wait. That happened too. If Ms. Davis wants to know how to write about safe sex, she should read Robyn Carr's Virgin River books.