Amy and her best friend Dee were kidnapped six years ago, but one day she returns home alone, unwilling to share anything about her experience, and she is desperate to protect her secrets no matter what. Nothing she does feels right when she tries to adjust back at home, she is a stranger in her own family. She feels guilty that she was the one to return. She soon realizes that keeping her secrets may just hurt the people she loves most. She has to go back so she can move forward, but she is risking everything.
Whoa. This book. What a powerful story. The beautiful writing does justice to the very tough subject matter, and the way the story unfolds is masterful. You are hanging on to every word as she works her way through the trauma she's survived.
I often see stories described as "haunting," but I'm usually pretty immune to being haunted. But this story.... It's gonna stay with me a long time.
I recommend this book to people who are ready for very adult subject matter.