Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Review: The Roanoke Girls

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Adult, Contemporary
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Pages: 274
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.

What I can say is that I've never read another book like this. It was the curiosity of what happens to Allegra and the mystery that was the Roanoke family that kept me hooked. Thing is over time reading the book I can see where this book was going and I'd get these icky feeling towards the book (Yes I know a childish word to explain how I feel) It was pretty dark and twisted and this book is not going to be for everyone. It was pretty obvious where things were going when it came to the family and their secrets and I needed to know what would happen in the end. I loved that there was the back and fourth of past an present and seeing why Lane was the way she was. I loved that there was also the the brief POV of the other Roanoke girls and seeing what they were like before thing went sound. It really was hard to see how things were for the Roanoke girls and after it all I liked this book. Overall this book was really good, well written, had me hooked till this end.

* * I recieved this from Blogging for Books for this review * *
AMY ENGEL is the author of the young adult series The Book of Ivy. A former criminal defense attorney, she lives in Missouri with her family. This is her first novel for adults.From the Hardcover edition.

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