In downtown Chicago, Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her roommate Quinn Collins to question how well she really knew her friend. Meanwhile, in a small town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more sinister. As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under the stranger’s spell, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us.
I really enjoyed this book right from the beginning. I got into it very quickly which is always a good sign! The story is told through Quinn and Alex’ perspective. All throughout I was trying to figure out connections but to be honest I didn’t figure it out until near the end! I love when this happens because it makes the book so much more exciting. The ending was good and it was told very well. My only issue was that the book ended very abruptly. I would have liked to have seen what happened for the characters after the ending unfolded. It might have been nice to have had a chapter at the end that was a few weeks/months later. Other than that, I loved this book and I would definitely read more from this author!