It took me some time to get into the writing and the plot but once I did, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. The writing is very descriptive and reminded me of Where the Crawdads Sing where nature is almost like the main character, constantly being in the forefront of both the story and the language. There's also an engaging murder mystery plot which deeply explores the ways it affected all the people involved.
I really liked the protagonist Cadie and how strongly she felt about protecting nature and people she cared about. We get to see her first as a weird child spending all her time in the forest and then decades later as a scientist who can make a real impact on the world.
The book discusses many important and timely topics such as racism, immigration, and, of course, climate change. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an impactful contemporary novel with elements of mystery!