When I saw one of my favorite thriller writers, Chevy Stevens, call this new psychological thriller “clever and remarkable,” I knew I’d be in for a fun ride. And that cover! This book was one I didn’t want to miss. It lived up to the hype and made me a new fan of Sherri Smith.
Mia Haas gets a phone call from the police department in her hometown that her twin brother, Lucas, is missing and she needs to get there immediately. When she arrives she finds out that in addition to his disappearance, he’s a suspect for murder. Knowing in her gut that he is not capable of murder, she sets out to prove him innocent, find him, and uncover the truth.
Having grown up in this town where everybody knows everybody’s business, it makes it hard for her to investigate. On top of that, the police seem to be holding a grudge against Lucas.
One thing I loved about this book was how each character was flawed in some way or multiple ways. Including Mia. Not one person was presented as perfect. It was so true to reality that it kept me eagerly turning the pages. As Mia gets closer to finding the truth, more and more secrets of small town life and the people living it come pouring out, which exceeded this thriller lover’s expectations.
This story was told in a linear fashion, too, and I know many readers don’t like going back and forth in time, so for those who don’t, be sure to pick this one up. For a debut suspense novel, this has all the makings of a blockbuster. I was genuinely surprised by the ending and think you will be too. I’d love to see some of these characters return in a new book and eagerly look forward to what Sherri comes up with next.
Thanks to Tor/Forge for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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