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Mia Haas has built a life for herself far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin brother is missing, she’s forced to return home. Once hailed as the golden boy of their small town, Lucas Haas disappeared the same day the body of one of his high school students is pulled from the river. Trying to wrap her head around the rumors of Lucas’s affair with the teen, and unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect.
All the while, she wonders, if he’s innocent, why did he run?
As Mia reevaluates their difficult, shared history and launches her own investigation into the grisly murder, she uncovers secrets that could exonerate Lucas—or seal his fate. In a small town where everyone’s history is intertwined, Mia will be forced to confront her own demons, placing her right in the killer’s crosshairs.
This is what a psychological thriller is all about!
Such a great combination of red herrings, twists and turns, and flawed characters, all woven together to make this one heck of a mystery to try to figure out.
The cover art is what first drew me to this book, throw along an enticing synopsis and I was in!
Again we have the running thriller theme of small town girl who gets murdered, but the author did a great job going above and beyond the usual stereotypes that this theme so often presents. All the loose ends were tied up neatly at the end, I felt as if everything came together and I had no unanswered questions.
For me, this was a heart pounding, can’t put it down, have to know what happened NOW kinda book. I recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers – this one delivers!
A high 4 stars.
Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.