life for clues, Leah begins to wonder: did she ever really know Emmy at all? With no friends, family, or a digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Soon Leah’s credibility is at stake, and she is forced to revisit her past: the article that ruined her career. To save herself, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey—and along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name.
Everyone in this rural Pennsylvanian town has something to hide—including Leah herself. How do you uncover the truth when you are busy hiding your own?
** THIS IS A COMPLETE STANDALONE NOVEL **
Hands down, this is an awesome book and I couldn’t put it down because I needed to know what was going to happen. It is a tale that is woven and overpowered by secrets and lies, and is likely to have readers pulling at their hair and yelling WHAT. THE. F#@K. Seriously. This book is downright devious! But also so engrossing that readers will read it from beginning to end without looking up from the pages -that’s what I did-. With that being said, I am so glad that I read this one before reading the authors previous novel – All the Missing Girls – because I have heard that this one isn’t necessarily as good as that one. So, seeing that I really enjoyed this one I know for a fact that I can go into to All the Missing Girls and find more greatness! SQUEE!
Without giving the plot away, this book is about lies, secrets, and a little bit or murder thrown in to keep readers on their toes. The characters come off as slightly unreliable though (well, in some aspects) because readers may have a hard time figuring out if things are REAL or a figment of an overactive imagination. On the other hand, the characters seem quite real and honest. It’s just mind boggling I suppose and very hard to explain without giving away important plot points and details. I did like them all for the story though and found them to be very fitting.
The only negative aspect of this book (and this is just personal preference and nothing more) is that there is so much going on within the story that it becomes a little hard to follow. For example, within the story there is mention of suicides and a murderer (yes, the author has valid points here and they fit well into the overall story), but it has almost nothing to do with the “problem” at hand. Even more, there are other things going on within the story (without having a lot to do with the “problem” again) that are sort of left unresolved at the end. Unfortunately, I can’t go into details further than this because it will spoil the book. But my point is, there is a LOT going on within the story and it can easily become confusing to some readers. That’s the only drawback I found while reading.
Other than this, the book is great! I would definitely recommend it to fans of Megan Miranda and those who love a good mystery.
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