Author: Kate Moretti
Started: May 10, 2021
Finished: May 18, 2021
Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for providing me with the advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review.
Penelope answers her door to find Willa, a friend she hasn't seen in twenty years, who needs a place to stay while hiding from her abusive husband. As Willa's visit goes on, Penelope can't help but notice the ways in which she is slowly taking over her life, but also the memories she is stirring up - memories of the Spires and the fire.
The Spires, Penelope, Jack, Willa, Bree, and Flynn, spend their first year out of college living in a renovated church and becoming closer than ever. They spend hours together playing games and drinking. Then, Jack brings Grace home, the first outsider to be invited into their group. Although Jack wants them to like her, it never happens. One night, there is a terrible fire and Grace dies, the police have determined it was an accident - but was it? Who was responsible?
Kate Moretti always writes a good thriller. The end of the book definitely caught me off guard and made me remember that small details can lead to big reveals. If you are looking for a nice, slow burn then this is a good choice.