This was the first book I’d read by Gregg Olsen, and overall, I was very pleased with it. I love a book that builds slowly, and this one had questions galore! I was kept guessing all the way through. The cover makes a lot of sense by the end of the story. There were a couple of subplots happening while the main mystery was being investigated, which added to my enjoyment. All the characters were unique and stuck out for reasons all their own. Each of them was memorable, and everyone had a secret. Because that’s what we expect from mysteries.
The book had an underlying storyline that really had me guessing and tied up with a hefty wallop that I didn’t see coming. All I can say about it without giving anything away is WOW! The main plot also tied up with an ending I definitely did not see coming. So far, it was a very satisfying read. A five-star.
(You saw that coming, right?)
But the book closed with one unresolved question, and for me, that took the rating down a star.
That being said, the book had amazing writing, wonderful worldbuilding and characters that must have been taken from real life they were so vivid and well-written.
I would absolutely read more by Gregg Olsen!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.