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This is a fascinating take on resort life. The novel engages critically with the exploitative side of the tourism industry and with the failures of various institutions - the justice system, the news media, entertainment - to take young women seriously. I found the narration imaginative and immersive, the dialogue authentic, and the characters vividly rendered. This novel is clearly well-researched and carefully written, and the plot involves a lot of interesting social and political questions, but the author is restrained in providing answers or using various topics for shock value. I was really impressed with this book: it is beautifully rendered, and I'm still thinking about many of the issues it brings up. It would be a great pick for a book club or discussion group.