Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was a good SciFi Mystery/Thriller about one of nine girls born without male DNA. The first girl, Josephine, has eschewed all contact and publicity regarding her life at the experimental commune called the “Homestead”. When her mother goes missing under mysterious circumstances, Josie finds herself tracking down her “sisters” in an effort to find her mother. As Josie follows the clues left by her mother, she and her sisters uncover dark secrets about their origin and abilities they possess.

This was a mish mash of SciFi and mystery. The author did a pretty good job of character building with Josie. The supporting characters aren’t fleshed out as much, but do lend a lot of background and texture to the story. I thought the book dragged quite a bit in the middle, but picked up toward the end.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and MCD. All opinions are my own.