This is a really good mystery/thriller that is full of action and plenty of twists. It’s a quick and easy read and I really enjoyed it.
NYU student Matt Pine’s girlfriend broke up with him and after a late night of partying he returns to his dorm to find out that almost his entire family has died in a hotel in Mexico. The local Mexican police rule it an accident, but the FBI and State Department aren’t so sure, and won’t say why. Now his only living relative is his brother Danny, who is in prison for allegedly killing his high school girlfriend. Danny was the subject of a viral true crime documentary claiming that he was innocent, which caused the family’s hometown to turn on the family. Matt’s entire family have been tirelessly working to free Danny, but Matt believes he saw Danny with the dead girl’s body the night of the murder.
Matt ping pongs from New York to Mexico to his hometown dealing with the aftermath of his family’s death, and trying to deal with his feelings. When it looks like his family’s death may not have been an accident, Matt must try to figure out how their deaths are tied to Danny’s conviction.
This was a fun, quick read. The book is told from several different viewpoints and timelines. A lot of times this doesn’t work in a book, but it does here. The ending started getting messy and unbelievable, but overall I still liked the book.
I received a complimentary copy of this from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press. All opinions are my own.