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Expected publication: October 8th, 2014
After her little sister mysteriously vanishes, seventeen-year-old Claire Graham has a choice to make: stay snug in her little corner of Manhattan with her dropout boyfriend, or go back to Ohio to face the hometown tragedy she's been dying to leave behind.
But the memories of that night still haunt her in the city, and as hard as she tries to forget what her psychiatrist calls her "delusions," Claire can't seem to escape the wolf's eyes or the blood-speckled snow. Delusion or reality, Claire knows she has to hold true to the most important promise she's ever made: to keep Ella safe. She must return to her sleepy hometown in order to find Ella and keep her hallucinations at bay before they strike again. But time is quickly running out, and as Ella's trail grows fainter, the wolves are becoming startlingly real.
Now Claire must deal with her attraction to Grant, the soft-spoken boy from her past that may hold the secret to solving her sister's disappearance, while following the clues that Ella left for only her to find. Through a series of cryptic diary entries, Claire must unlock the keys to Ella's past—and her own—in order to stop another tragedy in the making, while realizing that not all things that are lost are meant to be found.
It all starts in winter, one winter many years ago when Claire witnessed a really shocking moment in her life for which she blames herself. Now, many years and bad decisions later that moment is still hunting her and after her sister mysteriously vanishes it hunts her even more. It's time for her to go back and solve the mystery that's been occupying her thoughts for a very long. Upon coming back she will have to face her past and not only moments and memories, but also people. It's also a small town, that doesn't forget things that fast, and not everyone is willing to help.
Maybe my favorite part of this story was that it was divided into past and present. It was so good to see what happened that caused Clarie trauma and what was a cause of many sleepless nights in her life. She was a really believable character, with real fears and troubles. It was really easy to go through this story with her and hope that everything will end up without fatal consequences.
What I found problematic here was only the ending. I really wish it was clarified better. Maybe it was left for us to decide what we want to make out of this, but still sometimes I wish to have answers. Despite that it was a really strong and intriguing story.
Rating: 4 stars.
Until the next time,
*Note: Copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, Flux, via NetGalley. Thank you!