A twisty, electrifying new thriller from the author of The New Neighbors and The Liar's Room...
 
The entire town thinks sixteen-year-old Sadie Saunders is dead. Missing now for a week, they say she was murdered. And they think they know who did it.

Sadie's five best friends aren’t so sure, and they vow to find out the truth. So they pack their bags and head into the woods where Sadie was last seen.

But they’re not just friends, they’re suspects. And each of them has a secret.
 
As the landscape opens up, and the darkness closes in, the reality of their situation becomes clear…

This was never really a search party.
    
It’s a witch hunt.

And not everyone will make it home alive.
August 18, 2020  |  352 pages
(Read from Sep 14, 2020 to Sep 15, 2020)
Grade: B+    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 80% Entertainment, 20% Literature
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Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
Low High

Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Comment:
At times this felt like a bunch of bratty teens being mean to each other in the name of friendship...I felt a "with friends like these...who needs enemies" kind of vibe. By the end, it became something else, though...it slowly insinuated itself under my skin without me even realizing it...making me contemplate the what-ifs and should-haves. It just goes to show...the truth really can set you free.   (+1 vote)