Charlie Donlea, one of the most original new voices in suspense, returns with a haunting novel, laden with twists and high tension, about two abducted girls—one who returns, one who doesn’t—and the forensics expert searching for answers.
Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods.
A year later, the bestselling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity. It’s a triumphant, inspiring story, except for one inconvenient detail: Nicole is still missing. Nicole’s older sister Livia, a fellow in forensic pathology, expects that one day soon Nicole’s body will be found, and it will be up to someone like Livia to analyze the evidence and finally determine her sister’s fate. Instead, the first clue to Nicole’s disappearance comes from another body that shows up in Livia’s morgue—that of a young man connected to Nicole’s past. Livia reaches out to Megan for help, hoping to learn more about the night the two were taken. Other girls have gone missing too, and Livia is increasingly certain the cases are connected.
But Megan knows more than she revealed in her blockbuster book. Flashes of memory are coming together, pointing to something darker and more monstrous than her chilling memoir describes. And the deeper she and Livia dig, the more they realize that sometimes true terror lies in finding exactly what you’ve been looking for.
What did I think:
OMG this book was what I needed right now, once I started to read it ,I just couldn't stop ,it had me hooked and before I knew it pulled into the story, it's the type of thriller that plays with your mind, and keeps you guessing from the very start to the very end, ok so it does end on a cliffhanger,but it's a still a five star read,so if you love thrillers that are kind of dark, plays with your mind, keeps you guessing , and has a lot of dark secrets and twist and turns from the very beginning then this one is for you,with that said I want say thinks to NetGalley for giving me the chance at reading this and finding a new author to read, in change for my honest opinion ,and I can't wait to pick up an actual copy of this book and to see what happens next .