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This is the debut novel from the actress. Abby thought she left her small town behind but as environmental lawyer she has to now investigate the town’s biggest company. While she is there long buried memories and secret’s start to come back up to the surface. Does her missing high school bully have any connections to the shady business dealings?
This was a solid thriller. I was really curious to see how Ritter would do in her first jump into writing. While the book was a bit formulaic I thought Ritter did a great job of flushing out her characters.
Abby was a morally grey character who needed to know what happened to her once bully/friend. She worked herself over to the point of breaking in order to solve that mystery. She wasn’t the kindest or most compassionate character. She was morally grey just like everyone else who lived in that small town.
Ritter said she was inspired by Gillain Flynn and books that featured unreliable narrators. This books definitely showed it.
I gave this book a C. I can’t wait to see more from this author.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.