Holy smokes this was good. I don’t mean the “this isn’t boring so I think I’ll keep reading” good. This was the “I cannot believe this is happening, what is going to happen next?!” kind of good. This was the type of story that had me thinking about it when I wasn’t reading it. This was remarkable and captivating.
From the beginning, I connected with Piper’s voice and story. The story was told from her point of view and she was a complex character. I could not ever fault her for behaving the way she did, though there were times I grew upset with her actions. When I did, I had to take a step back and remember that I was being given the story from her eyes. My rational brain knew she was raised in a cult but she didn’t. There’s a big difference. Piper’s character was nothing short of brave, fearless, and resilient. She was brainwashed and it showed but she couldn’t be faulted for that.
There were no huge revelations in the story, but it was still shocking at times. Especially towards the end when the truth is revealed to Piper and the fog begins to lift for her. It felt like I shared the moment with Piper when she accepted the truth. I almost felt emotionally spent after this read because I was on the journey with her. I went with her on this quest to discover what happened, no matter what that cost.
Full of heart break, lies, betrayal, self-discovery and tough topics, this story had everything. I highly recommend to all readers.