Low Morrison is not your average teen. You could blame her hippie parents or her looming height or her dreary, isolated hometown on an island in the Pacific Northwest. But whatever the reason, Low just doesn’t fit in—and neither does Freya, an ethereal beauty and once-famous social media influencer who now owns the local pottery studio. After signing up for a class, Low quickly falls under Freya’s spell. And Freya, buoyed by Low’s adoration, is compelled to share her darkest secrets and deepest desires. Finally, both feel a sense of belonging…that is, until Jamie walks through the studio door. Desperate for a baby, she and her husband have moved to the island hoping that the healthy environment will result in a pregnancy. Freya and Jamie become fast friends, as do their husbands, leaving Low alone once again. Then one night, after a boozy dinner party, Freya suggests swapping partners. It should have been a harmless fling between consenting adults, one night of debauchery that they would put behind them, but instead, it upends their lives. And provides Low the perfect opportunity to unleash her growing resentment.
This one has been on my TBR for a good while now so I was very excited to get stuck in. I found the story so easy to read and the story definitely drew me in. The characters were easy to become invested in and I just wanted to keep reading at the end of each chapter. The story is told through alternating point of views, mainly Low’s and Jamie’s, but we also see Max and Brian’s too occasionally. If there was one thing I felt the book was lacking, I’d have to say I would have liked to see a chapter or two from Freya’s perspective. Other than that, I honestly really enjoyed this one and it definitely lived up to my expectations. The ending was good too which is one of the most important things in a book for me- I hate when the ending ruins a good story but this wasn’t the case here. Would definitely recommend and I’m looking forward to reading more from Robyn Harding.