Rating: 3 out of 5.

3.5 stars

This is a pretty good mystery/thriller that is a quick and easy read. When Chloe was 12 years old six young girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. Chloe’s father was ultimately arrested for the crime and sentenced to prison. Twenty years later Chloe is a psychologist in private practice in Baton Rouge and engaged to get married.

Chloe has tried hard to get her life together and be happy, but sometimes it still feels out of control. Then a local girl goes missing, and then another. Chloe doesn’t know who to trust, and starts seeing inconsistencies with everyone in her life. She starts to see parallels to her dad’s case in the new ones, but she doesn’t know if she’s paranoid, or if she’s about to unmask another serial killer.

I feel like I’m in the minority about this book. Most reviews I’ve seen thought this book was fantastic, and I can see why they felt that way, but I thought it was just ok. It’s well-written and Chloe is well-defined, but Chloe’s constant self-doubt and waxing and waning made me lose interest about half-way through. The twists and turns were fairly predictable and I figured out the mystery ahead of time, but it was still interesting to see how the author got there. A lot of people will enjoy this book and I recommend you read it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press. All opinions are my own.