Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.
Determined to find Emmy, Leah cooperates with Kyle Donovan, a handsome young police officer on the case. As they investigate her friend’s life for clues, Leah begins to wonder: did she ever really know Emmy at all? With no friends, family, or a digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Soon Leah’s credibility is at stake, and she is forced to revisit her past.
While I did enjoy this book, I was left feeling slightly let down by the end. This book just felt incomplete. We’re left wondering about a lot of the elements of the story which I didn’t enjoy. We never really got a conclusive answer about the article Leah wrote. That was a major storyline throughout the book and I was left wondering about what the conclusion was for them. This is particularly true for the professor who is mentioned throughout but we never really had a conclusion to that storyline. While we did have a conclusion for Emmy it was a bit of a let down. This was disappointing as I did enjoy her story up until the end and I was waiting for a big twist or big ending which never happened. But in saying that, I did enjoy the story of the book and I found it easy to read and to get into. The characters were interesting and easy to invest in. I would recommend this but the ending was disappointing for me.