Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter's come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I've watched the danger swell.
The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, the creaking on the stairs. I'm the reflection behind them in the glass, the feeling of fear in the cellar. I'm tied—it seems—to this house, this street, this town.
I'm tied to Maggie and Pauline, though I don't know why. I think it's because death is coming for one of them, or both.
All I know is that the present and the past are piling up, and I am here to dig. I am looking for the things that are buried.
From bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson comes a friendship story bound in snow and starlight, a haunting mystery of love, betrayal, redemption, and the moments that we leave behind.
This was a really interesting book. I kinda thought from the synopsis that this would have a bit of action, or mystery, and they did, but not at the levels that I thought, it was more these things were happening and affecting lives, but they weren't really the focus of the book.
One thing that I really hated, was small town assumptions. Because they went as far as to burn Liam's house. All for reasons that he and his dad were weird and crazy and could be the murder, one example given that the dad had buried an animal. Ever consider that instead of the dad killing the animal, he found it dead, and was just burying it? No! Just horrible!
Though I didn't like Liam and how he handled when Pauline came back. I mean, he was dating Maggie, and yet, he kissed Pauline when she came onto him, and she did that knowing that he and Maggie where dating. So I really didn't like them doing that!
And that ending! That was just so sad, that the presence that had some short thoughts throughout the book, and who it turned out to be! And how she ended up that way! So sad! And the fact that the bad guy was never caught, and he died after a long life in an accident. Just unfair! But a good book!
Favourite line: "'Dad, this is Liam.' 'Hi, Liam. I prefer that if you want to make out with my daughter, you do it where I can't see it? I'm old-fashioned that way.'" Oh, this is so funny to me!
Really enjoyable book, though pretty sad. Great to read it!
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Read: August 2nd, 2015
Reason Why: Sounded really great, I've enjoyed some of her other books, and it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: July 1st 2014