Captivating YA psychological thriller/ mystery read. I’d say reading level is more upper YA for “murder mystery” content and talk of mental health, even though MC (Main Character) actually falls into the New Adult category.
Ann returns home to Newport, Oregon, to deal with her mother’s passing from cancer. While packing up her mother’s stuff she finds items that don’t add up to what she remembers, and things that were hidden from her. Meanwhile people around her end up dead or injured. Who’s doing this? And why is it all happening upon her return home?
I really enjoyed the unveiling and the conclusion of the mystery. Some scenes/clues come about via flashbacks while others from narrator introspection. The switch from one to the other kept me reading to find out what happened next. I also liked the interaction of MC with the supporting characters, between her grief over her mother, assisting her aunt, fighting with the neighbor, and talking with the therapist we are able to flesh out who the MC really is.