The spine-tingling horror of Stephen King meets an eerie mystery worthy of Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series in Kate Karyus Quinn's haunting debut.
On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished.
A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon.
Now Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories of a reckless, desperate wish . . . a bloody razor . . . and the faces of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese's fractured memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will never escape—unless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.
When I picked up this book, I was expecting a lot of the drama and plot to be purely psychological. What Quinn delivers instead definitely edges towards the realm of the supernatural—which isn't a bad thing, but it was a twist that definitely surprised me though not necessarily in a good way. I will say that overall I enjoyed reading this book due to a combination of Quinn's great writing and the novel's eerie premise, but ultimately I was not completely thrilled with the direction in which Quinn decided to take the story.
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