After being forced out of her job as a journalist, Leah Stevens runs into her former roommate, Emmy, who just got out of a complicated relationship and wants to start over. Together they decide to move from Boston to a small town in Pennsylvania where Leah finds a job as a high school teacher. But Leah's past catches up with her when a woman who looks like her is assaulted and Emmy suddenly disappears. Leah starts investigating with the help of detective Kyle Donovan and slowly uncovers the truth about Emmy and their friendship.
The story is told from Leah's point of view and I liked how she approaches everything as a journalist investigating a story. By telling the story in first person, I knew Leah's feelings, her weakness, her fears, but, unfortunately, I didn't get a sense of the other characters, some of which didn't seem to have much of a personality. Nevertheless, I was completely absorbed in this novel from the first to the last page. The story is full of secrets and the author does a great job creating suspense as Leah's past slowly unravels and twists and turns kept me guessing until the end. (NP)