A story of a girl missing, a girl saved and numerous who plummet someplace in between. All the characters are damaged and because of this, sympathetic. The characters pose the question when you become a victim, is it better to be killed or be a survivor. It examines what happens after a horrifying incident, how we are changed how we move on or why we don’t.
I found myself unable to put this book down. It is not possible to disengage from what is happening to all the characters psychologically, and because of this, it is an exhausting read. For those who have never experienced anything similar to the situation told in the story, hold on, because you are about to. For survivors of events, I warn the pages may contain a great deal of triggers that will be hard to get through. For example, there is a rape scene that is viewed from the perspective of the victim. Not a read to be considered lightly, but worthwhile to examine if you have the strength to face human helplessness and the grace to rise above it.
WARNING THIS IS NOT FOR YA AT ALL…THIS BOOK IS GRAPHIC AND VERY HARD TO READ ON MANY SENSITIVE SUBJECTS.