Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived ... and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now that the infamous Steven Nell is on the loose, Rory must enter the witness protection with her father and sister, Darcy, leaving their friends and family without so much as a goodbye.
Starting over in a new town with only each other is unimaginable for Rory and Darcy. They were inseparable as children, but now they can barely stand each other. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, a picturesque vacation island, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. They fall in with a group of beautiful, carefree teens and spend their days surfing, partying on the beach, and hiking into endless sunsets. But just as they're starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again? (Synopsis and cover image from Netgalley)
I have to say I was drawn into the story from the very first page. There is that underlying creepiness when you know something is just not right but have no idea why. And since this is book one, it ends with quite a twist. While the ending helps to clarify some of the weird things that took place throughout the story, it also left me wondering what will come next. I will definately be on the look out for the next book.
I would like to thank Disney-Hyperion and Netgalley for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.
Publish date: January 8, 2013