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This book has all the creepy swamp/bayou feels! I love the swamps, don’t ask why, so I knew this book if written well would be super atmospheric and hands down, it wins. I had my guess for who the killer was and will proudly say that I was very wrong and was thrown for a loop. Overall, this is a YA read so it has its own predictability but I enjoyed it and didn’t want to put it down. It’s quite dark and has some dead bodies so if that’s something you stay away from, beware.

Grey splits her time between Arkansas and Louisiana. This summer she goes home to the bayou and sets out to help figure out what has happened to her best friend who has been missing for several months. What Grey finds instead is a cache of dark secrets and lies.

I also love how the author sets out to highlight and tell stories set in rural places. As a kid who grew up in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by corn fields and the Ohio River, I get it. I’m excited to see what else the author writes in the future because I’m a fan!