Detective Steven Paul has had the same nightmare for as long as he can remember, a strange symbol figuring prominently into his terror. He decided long ago that the recurring dreams are nothing more than an unfortunate side effect of his often traumatic profession. Until, that is, he’s assigned to the case of Emily Lindsey, the beautiful, elusive, and controversial blogger found alone, who can’t possibly know the symbol from his nightmares… unless she does.
This book is a captivating, addictive read – the kind of book that grabs hold of you and refuses to let go. ‘One more page’ at 11pm turned into a 3am reading binge as I frantically turned the pages desperate to read what happened next.
The chapters alternate between the investigation in the present and a group of five children who are appear to be involved in some type of cult (another huge plus for me as I have a somewhat morbid fascination with cults).
In the present, Steve is a cop who struggles with nightmares he puts down to the pressures of his job. When Steve and his partner start to investigate a strange attack on infamous gossip blogger Emily Lindsey, things start to get weird. Emily is found at her home, nearly catatonic and covered in blood that isn’t hers. When she doesn’t respond to questioning, Steve is left to figure out what happened. In the other timeline, a group of kids in a strange communal living situation hatch a plan to escape their rooms one night to uncover the truth about the odd place where they live. Eventually, these two off-the-wall storylines come together, but not in the way you might expect.
I highly recommend this book to: everyone. Buy here!
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.