This story had me so engrossed that I had to stay up super late just to finish it.
I had to know what happened!
Parts of the story were predictable, but it didn’t take away from the story in any way.
I love Slaughter’s description writing; however, some of her analogies were a little ridiculous and it almost seemed like she was trying too hard.
By the end of the book, I was attached to each of the characters, and I was genuinely interested in their stories. Also, this plot gives you two mysteries in one – there is the initial mystery into what happened almost thirty years prior, and the mystery of what happened during a school shooting that happened in the present day.
The two plots weave themselves in and out of each other’s boundaries, and the ending is an explosive conclusion that devastates you at the past – but leaves you with so much hope for the future.
Warning: Gun violence, school shooting, rape, graphic imagery!