by Nic Joseph
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Goodreads: It should have been just a quiet evening with friends. But Francis lost his brother that night in what was ruled a tragic accident. He's tried to move on in the last twenty-three years, even though his father certainly hasn't. Indeed, his father still blames the lone witness, Sam, the nine-year-old son of friends. Perhaps if Sam would have just said something, anything, about what happened that night, but Sam still seems unable-or unwilling-to utter a word about the accident.
And now, twenty-three years later, Sam's own nine-year-old son has disappeared.
Kritters Thoughts: Francis lost his younger brother in a drowning in their home and more than twenty years later he is moving back home for a job opportunity, but the wounds haven't healed and he is swept into the past from the first time he crosses the border. The crazy thing is that his child isn't aware of his past, none of it.
I loved this book. I can't place in one genre, instead I think it is a combination - family drama and mystery. Yes, there is a mystery - what happened to Lucas and Matthew, but I feel as though the heart of the story are the two families and how a tragedy can affect them to their core for years.
I guessed wrong when I made the guess as to who kidnapped Matthew and sometimes when I am wrong it affect my reading of the book, but in this case I loved the outcome more than the path I thought it was headed. I love when a book surprises me!
I loved this one and can't wait to see what comes next.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Ebook 2016 Challenge: 28 out of 50
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Sourcebooks PR. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.