When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, Chloe’s father had been arrested as a serial killer and promptly put in prison. Chloe and the rest of her family were left to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath.
Now 20 years later, Chloe is a psychologist in private practice in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. She finally has a fragile grasp on the happiness she’s worked so hard to get. Sometimes, though, she feels as out of control of her own life as the troubled teens who are her patients. And then a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, and that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid, and seeing parallels that aren’t really there, or for the second time in her life, is she about to unmask a killer?
It started off promisingly and I think that the author has real talent. I am not sure which shocking twist is referred to in the blurb. One twist is pretty obvious from about a third of the way through. One is predictable but handled well and the third – about the journalist -is utterly gratuitous and adds nothing to the narrative or the denouement. I got the feeling of an author who had got herself to a certain point in the narrative and was not quite sure how to disentangle herself.