My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Out June 18th! Pre-order from Amazon here!
Megan Miranda is so masterful at delivering thrilling and suspenseful novels time and time again.
After reading All the Missing Girls last year, I found that I really enjoyed her writing style and the way she develops her characters and stories. And when I saw this cover, something about it really drew me in.
Littleport, Maine is your typical Hamptons-esque vacation town. Avery and Sadie are besties, despite Avery being a local and Sadie being an elite summer visitor (not your typical friendship). But when Sadie’s body is found at the bottom of a cliff after an apparent suicide, Avery’s world is turned upside down. Fast forward a year later and strange things start happening that lead Avery to believe that Sadie’s death may not have been a suicide after all. And when evidence starts pointing at her as a suspect, she’s in a race to discover the truth before she’s charged with murder.
I really liked the idea of this book. I was totally invested in the characters, particularly Avery who had a pretty terrible and tragic past. There were lots of mysterious elements to the story along the way that kept me guessing right up to the end. And while I thought the ending was good, I did feel like it was a little bit far fetched and unbelievable. But despite it’s far fetched nature, I still did enjoy it very much and remain a Megan Miranda fan.
If you’re looking for a good summer thriller about a mysterious vacation town, this is the book for you. It’s definitely worth giving it a read.
-I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Megan Miranda, and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to review.-