Synopisis: ‘22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.
Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.
After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.
Now that she’s Lucy Black, she's able to begin again. She's even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy's forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.
One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . .’
This is a fantastic thriller. From first glance I thought what a great premise - looking at the family and what happens to them when another member of the family does something unforgivable. But it is so much more than that. So much more!
At first the reader is not quite sure what has happened, what incident has occurred to disrupt the family life. It does not take long for the reader to glean from the clues how major the crime and what it could possibly be. But this is just the beginning. As you delve deeper into this complex story, the more unsettling you become as a reader. The relationships are not quite right and sometimes very uncomfortable to read.
This novel captured my attention and enthralled me from the beginning. It offers a dark look at relationships and at times makes the reader very uncomfortable, but it is definitely a page turner.
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