Book Review Of “The Ranoke Girls” By Amy Engel

After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother’s mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran…fast and far away.
 
Eleven years later, Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search, and to ease her guilt at having left Allegra behind. Her homecoming may mean a second chance with the boyfriend whose heart she broke that long ago summer. But it also means facing the devastating secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again.
 
As it weaves between Lane’s first Roanoke summer and her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart. (From Amazon) 

 

 

I sort of went into this book blind, I did research it enough to know there was triggers, some said they were done with tact, some said they weren’t. Some said this book was amazing, some DNF’d it. My thoughts?….
This book is written with a very dark, sensitive subject matter, while it was done somewhat tastefully, it was still hard for me to get through. Books of this subject matter are very hard for me to enjoy. But with the hype this book was getting, and the synopsis, I really wanted to read it, and really wanted to enjoy it.  I did it enjoy it, the parts I liked outweighed the parts I didn’t like. Would I recommend it to anyone? I am not sure yet.
Thank you to Blogging for Books for sending me a copy to read, and review, with an honest opinion.