This was quite an addicting read for such a slow moving narrative. I loved all of the intricacies of the plot and the ways all of the characters' lives were woven together.
I actually ended up enjoying this book a lot more than I thought I would. There was a lull in the first half where I had to remind myself there was some supposed twist coming, but the rest of the book sucked me right in.
If I was going to compare this book to anything, I’d have to say that it reminded me of Big Little Lies. Everyone has secrets and they’re dragging their children right along with them.
I wasn’t entertained by this book nearly as much as I thought I was going to be, but my expectations did start out really high. I love everything I've read by Leigh Bardugo, and was expecting a lot from this.
This book is a detective story, with only a tiny bit of magic. That’s not a bad thing, but don’t go into this expecting a fantasy!
I was holding it together for most of the story, but the ending of this book completely wrecked me. I cried like a baby. Sadie, our main character, is out for revenge. She thinks she knows who murdered her sister- the sister that she took care of for years, and played the role of mother to- and she's going to find him and make him pay.
I’ve become so wrapped up in the world of the Falcones while reading this series, and I’m really sad that it’s come to an end. I didn’t expect to like this series as much as I did, especially after the first book, but it snuck up on me and I’m sure it’ll stick with me for a while.
I am sooo happy with where this book ended up going! We got WAY more Millie, more Luca, more suspense, and tons of actual substance in the plot. I honestly don’t understand how the first book in the series could have missed the mark on so many levels, and then we’re given this book that is 200 times better. I couldn’t tear myself away from this book, and there were multiple times where I had to stop for a second and just say “holt shit” and process what I just read.