Years ago, in the town of Saxon Falls, young Kelsey Willard disappeared and was presumed dead. The tragedy left her family with a fractured life—a mother out to numb the pain, a father losing a battle with his own private demons, and a sister desperate for closure. But now another teenage girl has gone missing. It’s ripping open old wounds for the Willards, dragging them back into a painful past, and leaving them unprepared for where it will take them next.
Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Mark Foster has stumbled on uncanny parallels in the lives of the two missing girls that could unlock clues to a serial killer’s identity. That means breaking down the walls of the Willards’ long-guarded secrets and getting to a truth that is darker than he bargained for. Now, to rescue one missing girl, he must first solve the riddles that disappeared with another: Kelsey Willard herself. Dead or alive, she is his last hope. (From Goodreads)
I got this as a Kindle First selection earlier this month, and I was so excited to start it. The prose sound different from a lot of the books I had been reading lately, so once I saw it as a selection, I had to choose it. I am glad I did.
This book was nice and twisty, you start to think that it’s predictable, and at one point I was very bummed out, and then, hello game changer!!! Everything you thought had happened is totally wrong! Loved it! I also read this book incredibly fast, and was legitimately waking up around 4 a.m. just to read a few chapters and then went back to bed.
I really enjoyed the character development, I loved second guessing everyone, and trying to figure out who I thought was the TMK. For those with a sensitivity to violence and child abuse, read this book with caution. It does not get overly graphic, but there are definitely some icky parts. I loved the detective Mark Foster, and really liked a girl named Janice. I thought they were the strongest people in the book, and the most enjoyable perspective to read from. There is a lot of elements to this book, I mean when I say it really keeps you on your toes, and on the edge of your seat. It’s a thrill ride, and when it’s over, you are left wanting more!
“Dealing with the loss of Kelsey should have made her more attuned to the agony of others,”