“We’ve walked into the flower called Nowhere. Come find us,” Kennedy said.
It’s the 90s.
An idyllic wonderland of a time.
Tamagotchis, butterfly clips, Spice Girls.
The murder of a young girl. Body broken and punctured with stab wounds.
It’s the 90s and in the height of her teenage rebellion Kennedy Wynn is pushing the limit and testing the patience of her wealthy and frustrated parents. One night the limit is spent and she finds that out the hard way when after a night of partying in the woods, doing drugs, she stumbles upon the corpse of her best friend Haley. Blame is quickly placed on Kennedy. She has no alibi, no memories of that night, and the college aged boy she and Haley are in love with testifies against her.
It’s the 90s and one death destroys the lives of many.
2008 and Kennedy is released from prison to a world she no longer knows, to people who no longer know her. Her twin Carter, once a fervent supporter, has grown distant as she begins to question her sister’s innocence. And her father Gerry just wants his family back together again. He is eager to begin anew and eager to keep the family secrets just that, secret.
But Kennedy’s release has awoken something. A true crime show is intent on solving, really solving Haley’s murder. Memories come to light and new suspects emerge. In the end what comes to light might break all involved. The truth might be too much to handle.
This was an outstanding read. A very, very difficult but great read. It starts off hard and it doesn’t let up not even at the end. I really adored the twins as characters and even though I wanted to shake Carter at several of the choices she made I could completely understand it. However, her arc was one I felt was kind of unnecessary? I do completely get it though but it didn’t click with me as much. Please be aware that this book can be very triggering as there is sexual abuse and let’s not forget that college aged fuck face is messing with underaged girls. He was such piece of shit to me that I forgot his name but may he rot.
(His name is Berk.)
The writing is gorgeous and strong and the ending left me shocked and disgusted and shocked. I felt like I was hit with a brick. It’s a lot. But I enjoyed it thoroughly. We’re getting a lot of good thrillers this year. I’m very happy for that.
If you’re a huge thriller fan like me check this out and if you’re not still check it out! Guaranteed you’ll enjoy this one.
Thanks very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy of my ARC. All opinions are my own.
“Little threats. That’s what it always was with you. If you’re going to make a threat, make it a big one.”
Expected publication: November 10th 2020 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons