I enjoyed this book even though I thought I knew what was going on. Thinking about this book, what I believe enticed me were the characters and the book’s timeline. I really needed to know the “why” behind the threads of this story, what was the motive?
When Allie hurt her leg during cross-county tryouts, Sasha came back to help her. Sasha had never said much to Allie before then, which to me was a red flag. Sasha points out the two boys, Julian and David, who were in the distance, and wouldn’t you know it, they ended up talking to them.
There seemed to be quite a bit of trauma and drama in the lives of these four teens before they even got together. Between the four of them, they had a recent divorce, a close family death, one teen already living alone as the parents were never home and one teen who, I thought, was too controlling. These teens become an instant four-some as they hung out together. I started to dislike a few of them, their attitude and concern for others turned me off. Looking into the lives of these individuals and their families, I got a good understanding of them and their situations. I appreciated how the author included this information in the text.
When Kyle moves into the area, Sasha invites him to hang-out with them. Imagine that! Oh, did I mention that Kyle is nice to look at. I feel that adding him to the mix isn’t going to be good but I didn’t anticipate what actually occurred. I have to give credit to Kyle though, he acted smart when he was first approached by the group. They offered to let him become a member of their gang and Kyle was hesitant. I thought they were all getting along okay but I could feel some tension was building. Three boys and two girls, that just doesn’t sound like a good combination especially when you add in their personalities.
They don’t know what went wrong. At least, that is what they are saying. The four who fled the area that night, all take that same position. The one who was left, they don’t even know what happened. Was this a game or murder?
We time travel in this book, as the author takes us forward in time. One of the individuals from that night has now passed away and individuals are gathering for the funeral. Friends are gathering and reacquainting themselves with one another. Will the three others who were in attendance that night gather and discuss what happened 20 years ago? Will I learn anything different than what I already know? The book is not over my friends, it’s only just beginning. 4.5 stars
Thank you, G.P. Putnam’s Sons for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review.