Quick Read, Interesting Premise

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Alexa Martin is ready for a fresh start with a new job and a tiny apartment in New York City. But when her estranged sister, Beth, shows up on her doorstep, Alexa is forced to face the dark secrets that bind them.

This was a very fast read with an intriguing premise. The characters of Alexa and Beth were well developed and I was fully engaged throughout the story. I figured out a few key plot points before they were revealed, but there were other elements that remained a mystery until the end so it was still an enjoyable read.

The actual writing was fairly basic and easy to read. I do not read a ton of thrillers so I do not have a lot to compare it to, but I felt like it was lacking something. This book is not particularly long, only about 250 pages. I would have liked to see more development of other characters (the dad, Curt, etc.) or more flashback scenes to explain more of Alexa and Beth’s childhood.

The passing commentary about the pandemic felt forced. I read this close to the publication date and already it feels somewhat dated. Though it was an exciting, fast-paced story, I do not see it holding to the test of time.