Published by Crown Books for Young Readers on April 18th 2017
Genres: Mystery & Detective, Young Adult
The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere.
The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree.
But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing?
Who doesn’t love a good villain in a book?
I love Kelley Armstrong’s supernatural books, so when I spotted this new mystery by her I knew I had to read it. The story is about this town in Kentucky where teens are going missing and as it goes on you unravel the mystery of what is actually going on. Even though there were some parts I liked, I didn’t really like the main character Winter. I’m not really sure what it is about her but I just didn’t click with her. The mystery part was awesome and kept me guessing, but I was kinda bored with the other parts. But the suspense was on point and everything intertwines together beautifully!
Anyway, Winter lives with her father who is an alcoholic but she hides out in a cabin in the woods. Rather creepy but it is a relatively safe place for her. She tries to spend a lot of time working, and she wants to eventually leave the town to go to medical school. One day while in the cabin, she hears the wild dogs and ends up coming across Lennon who is trying to find Edie his friend. Of course it is a small world and Winter is friends with Edie as well. Lennon ends up disappearing though and then enters Jude – he is on the hunt for his brother. Winter and Jude team up to find his brother and her sister while a little insta love ensues. The insta love actually worked for me because it seemed real as opposed to how it usually ends up you know? And although I didn’t care too much of Winter, Jude was the best!
This story definitely had some crazy and intense parts but I think this is perfect if your in the mood for a simple mystery that will keep you on your toes. It wasn’t perfect by all means but I still really loved the suspense and the complexity of it! I love books that keep me guessing.