Warning: This review contains a bit of profanity.
**I’d like to thank the publisher and Netgalley for my copy in exchange for an honest review**
Genre: General Fiction, Mystery & Thriller
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother’s mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran fast and far away.
Eleven years later, Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search, and to ease her guilt at having left Allegra behind. Her homecoming may mean a second chance with the boyfriend whose heart she broke that long ago summer. But it also means facing the devastating secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again.
Roanoke girls never last long around here.
In the end, we either run or we die.
I had read a few reviews before reading this book, and readers either loved it or hated it. I was so intrigued by the mystery of what the Roanoke Family had to hide, why Lane left and where Allegra has disappeared to, that I was eager to read this one.
I thought it was a cleverly written story told in alternating narratives between THEN and NOW, with some of the missing Roanoke girls thrown in the mix.
The “family secrets” literally had me thinking: What the fuck?! Those who have read it weren’t kidding when they described it as disturbing, cause it was just that. I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t and intend to read it, but it was definitely NOT what I was expecting.
I typically don’t like predictable storylines, but this was an addictive read and kept me turning the pages. It’s not a story for everyone, but I really enjoyed it.
My Rating ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Have you read it? What did you think? Love it or hate it?