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This is a stomach-churning, gripping thriller. It pulled me in from the very beginning and did not let go. The characters are unique, and the setting is vivid and claustrophobic. I adored the roller coaster mother-son relationship, and the locals' hostility really cranked things up. The book ended well (but left me queasy). I'll be seeking out more by Gerritsen.
I really loved this book, but then Tess is always good to read and never disappoints. If you have never read her books before then try this one and see how you like her writing. Her plots are always entertaining and I usually find it hard to put her books down.
The book moved quickly and I was glued to every page. I found myself sneaking a read while working and had to read on waking, while commuting and before sleep. Tess' characters we realistic and dimensional and the storyline had me guessing to the end.