Meg Corey is a successful public defender in Washington, D.C., who has always been able to take care of herself. But when her little sister, Rose, shows up on her doorstep terrified and with child—claiming that she’s fleeing from an abusive husband—Meg quickly discovers that she isn’t the only one who needs protection. Determined to keep Rose safe, Meg follows her down to North Carolina and into the heart of a small community where no one is quite what they seem: not the all-American boys next door nor their beautiful girlfriends nor the sheriff appointed to protect them. As bits of information about past crimes begin coming to light, it becomes clear that someone wants this town’s secrets kept hidden—at any cost. In James Patterson’s most suspenseful novel yet, both sisters must face their fears if they hope to survive…and finally learn how to run .
For who is this book for ?
This book is for those who enjoy suspenseful mystery thrillers. Meg Corey has always been able to take care of herself, but when her sister Rose comes to her terrified and pregnant, Meg discovers that she isn’t the only one in danger. The small town they move to seems idyllic on the surface, but there are secrets lurking beneath that someone will do anything to keep hidden. This audiobook is full of suspenseful moments as well as heartwarming ones between Meg and Rose.
- Compelling mystery with southern charm
- Well-developed, multi-dimensional characters
- Tense and thrilling plot
- The book is too slow
- The author spends too much time on the backstory and not enough on the current plot
- The climax is anti-climactic
Learn more about the author
James Patterson is one of the most successful thriller writers in the world. He has written many bestsellers, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider.
“Patterson never disappoints and this novel is no exception. Full of suspense, intrigue, and drama, it will keep you riveted to the pages until the very end.”
“This fast-paced novel is impossible to put down. Patterson creates believable, complex characters and builds tension until the explosive climax. His latest page-turner is another winner.”
“This book is a thrilling mystery that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I loved following Meg and Rose as they attempt to unravel the secrets of their small town, while also trying to stay one step ahead of danger. Patterson’s writing style is unique and engaging, making it impossible to put this novel down.”
“A fast-paced, suspenseful novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats. Patterson does a terrific job creating realistic and complicated characters while building tension to an unbearable level.”