“Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.”
After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother’s mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran…fast and far away.
Eleven years later, Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search, and to ease her guilt at having left Allegra behind. Her homecoming may mean a second chance with the boyfriend whose heart she broke that long ago summer. But it also means facing the devastating secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again.
As it weaves between Lane’s first Roanoke summer and her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart.
Wow! I mean I literally don’t know what to say except wow! I was hooked from the first page. It was so riveting I couldn’t put it down. Even after the big secret was revealed, I still just kept reading and reading.
It isn’t often that I can put a book down after reading and the story stay with me. I’m forgetful, and once I dive into a new story, the old one just kinda goes away. This story however will stay with me for a while.
It’s dark. So dark it’s almost to the point where you want to stop reading, but you can’t because you have to know what happens in the end. If I could give this ten stars, I would. Heck, I’d give it twenty.
I’m absolutely thrilled about getting this in hardback for a review. This book is going on my special shelf of all my favorite books.
Thanks to blogging for books for giving me the chance to read this and review it. The book was free, but all opinions are my own.
*Go ahead and buy this book, it will not let you down.
*Some subject matter may be unappealing to young readers.
Rating: 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠 five stars