My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you can’t tell from the cover illustration, this book is not for the faint of heart. It’s the story of horrible, unspeakable crimes and the pain that led to them.
However, the story is an amazing thriller which will keep readers on the edge of their seats. There’s a lot of moving parts, but it all seems to come together in the end in the story of people that are dealing with their painful legacies.
The story begins when the body of a young girl washes up on a beach, badly beaten. She was a bit of a “wild child” who liked to party. Soon other girls begin turning up drugged or missing and Police Detectives Rowan Jackman and Marie Evans must figure out what’s going on. Meanwhile, they’re also asked to reopen the case of a young missing girl from seven years ago – a sort of JonBenet of rural England.
It seems so weird to say that I liked this book, because as I said earlier, the answers to the mystery are quite gruesome. It’s not pleasant. But as a fictional story, it is enjoyable in that there is so much suspense and intrigue. I was so into this book, waiting to see how everything came together.
It’s like a season of American Horror Story. How could we all like that stuff?! I don’t know, but we do!
There were a lot of moving parts, which did make some of it confusing, but most issues were resolved the end. I do wish that some other things had been clearer (like the past events that led to the current ones). I don’t even know how to describe things from 50 percent of the story onward without spoiling things.
But trust me, this book is worth it. It is a thrilling ride from start to finish.