by Nicole Trope
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I couldn’t put this book down! It follows the police interviews of two friends after the tragic death of one’s daughter. Each chapter switches back and forth between the two women, each telling their side of the story. Each woman blames the other for the death of the child. I found it sad to realize that such a long friendship could be ended in a moment.
The story is well written and flows easily. I like that you end up with a good sense of the background of each character, without it feeling dry. The ending was a twist I didn’t expect, which is great. It’s hard to surprise me.
The only thing I wasn’t happy about is that they don’t tell you what happened to the daughter or why the women are being investigated until about halfway through the book. It was hard for me to understand why the detectives were acting like they were and why the friendship broke apart until I found out how the daughter died. I think it could have easily been introduced earlier without ruining the flow of the story.