“It’s been twenty years since Cara’s boyfriend died in a horrible accident and her sister, Anna, went to prison. The tragedy has become a local legend, but Cara has moved past her grief to have a successful career and a happy family. Pity about Anna. Recently released from incarceration, she’s struggling with addiction, guilt, and shame—a shattered life. Cara’s forgiveness seems to be the only thing that helps her pick up the pieces.
But as Anna pulls herself together, her memories of that night on the bridge start to come into focus. And few of them match her sister’s.
As past secrets unfold and nothing is what it seems anymore, Anna desperately searches for the truth. But what if Cara doesn’t want her to find it?”
I chose this book as my Amazon First Reads book for November and I LOVED it. This story was so good! I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this.
This book alternates between the past & present day. During the “past” chapters, the reader is taken back to the night of prom and the accident that changed everything. Bit by bit, the night unfolds and the reader sees what happened firsthand. In the “present day” chapters, Cara narrates the story as the older sister who overcame a tragedy and a rocky past to live a (seemingly) happy and successful life.
As a reader, you know something isn’t quite adding up, but you’re not sure what. Which sister do you trust? What actually happened that night? This book kept me intrigued throughout as I felt (and hoped) a build-up was coming. No spoilers here, but this one was worth the read! Ruthless, cunning, manipulative, vengeful- all adjectives used to describe certain characters and the events that transpired. I hate to root for the villain, but if they’re a bad b*tch that handles their shit, I’m here for it.