Littleport, Maine is like two separate towns: a vacation paradise for wealthy holidaymakers and a simple harbour community for the residents who serve them. Friendships between locals and visitors are unheard of- but that’s just what happened with Avery Greer and Sadie Loman. Each summer for a decade the girls are inseparable- until Sadie is found dead. When the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Parker, Sadie’s brother, who blames her. Someone knows more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name before the facts get twisted against her.
I really enjoyed this one! I’ve been on a bad run with books lately, haven’t really enjoyed the last 3 I’ve read that much. I thought I’d never get out of the “reading slump” but this book was just what I needed. It has a good mystery, and I liked the alternating times which allowed us to build up an idea of what happened the night Sadie died. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was simply because I feel a book has to be outstanding to get 5 stars, and while this book was excellent it just didn’t hit that bar for me. I liked the fact we were introduced to a few dodgy characters which meant there was a number of people who it could have been. The ending was good, I thought the build up was good and they left subtle clues throughout the book which pointed to the ending, but didn’t make it obvious which I enjoyed. I also felt a connection to the characters which always makes the book easier to read. The setting of a small town is something which I also really like in a book because the characters all have a connection which makes things interesting. Overall, I would definitely recommend that you read this book!