The last book that I have read in the mould of this one was I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll. I liked this one even better though I am going to end up giving it the same rating.
The reason I liked this better is not really clear to me.There are multiple people whose narration is revealed to us.There is darkness in just one of the narration as compared to the other book. Here too, each person is keeping secrets and they are revealed to us in parts. We have Whitney who is stepping out for a secret rendezvous which turns out to be the worst thing she could have done. Her subsequent disappearance causes old talk to resurface. This directly affects the Willard family whose fourteen year old daughter(Kelsey) was never found and suspected to be a serial killer’s target.Janie Willard has a social anxiety problem which makes it harder to get a handle on the rumours that now fly out.There is the detective Mark Foster who is struggling with his own problems and is suspicious of David Willard who in turn is feeling extremely guilty.Kelsey’s mother is just trying to stay sane. Their world is going to change permanently once again.There are a few loose ends by the end of the book, and if that is something that is a strict no-no, this wouldn’t be the book for you.
The writing was good, the characters were well described and it was easy to hear them out.
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