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?
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I wanted to give this all the stars when it comes to Kelley Armstrong’s writing cause they just flows so smoothly that I am completely mesmerize from start to end. The mystery of the story often kept me wondering and guessing. Eighty-five percent through, I had my suspicion and I was completely wrong.
When that climatic scene came, with all the reveals, it all came so fast that I was taken by surprise! And that is good! All that gripping and shocking scenes. But there were also still some scenes that still baffled me. Like say for example: how did the culprit(s) easily removed everything, leaving no trace of evidence? But despite all the bit disappointing wrap up, I still enjoyed this to the point of not putting the book down and finishing it in one setting.
I picked up the book without reading the blurb because well, it’s Kelly Armstrong! 😉 But if you don’t already know, this story revolves around this small old town called Reeve’s End, where there is absolutely nothing but abandoned mines and zero future. So, for all or most teens of Reeve’s End, they can’t wait to get out of there. And that includes Winter Crane. Although Winter do loves the woods. And it’s in these woods, near her refuge cabin, that she rescued Lennon, who was bleeding in a tree. Then, Lennon disappears. And the questions and hunt starts here.
It’s on single point of view. Winter’s character, the lead female protagonist, is very easy to get into. She is smart, strong and soft inside. Lennon and Jude, has both distinguish mysterious characters that I also liked.
It’s fast paced, very mysterious, frighteningly weird, there is suspense, lots of action, with sprinkle of romance.