I received a review copy
A page-turner about the murder of a teenage girl, from the author of Lacy Eye.
On a cold December day in northern upstate New York, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a pond. She had been presumed drowned, but an autopsy shows that she was, in fact, strangled. As the investigation unfolds, four characters tell the story from widely divergent perspectives: Susanne, Joy’s mother and a professor at the local art college; Martin, a black graduate student suspected of the murder; Harper, Joy’s best friend and a potential eyewitness; and Tom, a rescue diver and son-in-law of the town’s police chief. As a web of small-town secrets comes to light, a dramatic conclusion reveals the truth about Joy’s death.
A true thriller. This was a fantastic, suspenseful read from beginning to end. I loved getting the multiple POVs from characters involved with the disappearance of Joy, and each little snippet from their life helped us slowly piece the puzzle together. I honestly thought we weren’t going to know who the killer was and what really happened to Joy, but the ending was so well-written and left me with plenty of chills. Lots of twists and turns throughout the way and enough sub plots to keep the book juicy without being too much. One of my favorite thrillers of the years.