Emily Porterfield tortured, assaulted and killed Griffin Tomlin. It all happened at his backyard, his body was found the morning after floating over his pool. Nobody heard anything, no one knew what had happened. His parents were devastated and the whole town was shocked, he was such a good son, Shiloh’s golden boy. Eventually, the evidence pointed to Emily. She was charged for the crime and sent to the correctional while waiting for the trial to come.
But the story does not end here, there was still one question that needed to be answered: why?
There is only one person that could tell the truth, Emily’s sister Clara. Throughout the book, she will be telling us why Emily did what she did, and by showing us some glimpses of her past, Clara will give us the necessary tools to finally uncover the mystery behind Griffin’s death.
Reading this book was a difficult task because it feels so real. Deanna Cameron, the author, provides us with a clear and vivid description of every scene, that you will feel as if you were right there, in the middle of everything that is happening. She manages to put the reader in the place of the characters and by doing so, you will start to wonder what would you do if you were in the same situation.
Cameron just knows how to play her cards so well that she neatly works out every plot twist she introduces us to. We will discover that not everything is as it seems and that people are not what we think they are. Was Griffin this good boy all the town worshiped? Of all the questions that will come to our head while reading the book, this is probably the most important.
Pain, loneliness, fear, and obsession are the four pillars of this astonishing book where the mystery is not about finding out who the murderer was but to discover why she did it. Believe me when I say that you will be shocked when you find about the truth about what happened that night.
I would like to thank NetGalley and Smith Publicity for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. The novel was released on September 17th, so you can find it now on your local bookstore and online.