I picked this up because I was invited to a friend’s book club today, but ended up needing to change my trip due to some pandemic complications. But decided to read it anyway.
It’s the first in a long detective series. A teenage girl goes missing which reminds the town of when another young girl went missing almost a decade ago. Nothing is really as it seems.
It’s a reminder not to jump to the obvious conclusion, to keep digging and look for evidence and reason. It might not be what you think it is, and people do have a right to be presumed innocent until we know they’re guilty. A person shouldn’t be presumed guilty just because we’ve decided they’re the kind of person who would take a little girl.
“It wasn’t necessarily significant. People were related in complicated and intimate ways. Coincidence couldn’t be allowed to appear sinister.”