Esther is one of the Special Ones, four spiritual guides who provide leadership to eager followers on the outside. She lives under his protection in a remote farmhouse. But what the followers don’t know is that if she stops being special, he will renew her and replace her with another Esther. She is sure that renewing means certain death, so she must keep up the performance if she wants to survive long enough to escape. Because Esther also knows she is a fake, she has no ancient wisdom and needs help to leave behind her life in captivity.
This was one creepy book. Much creepier than I expected. I was a little confused at the start, but the mystery and suspense was done really well. It kept me glued to the pages and all I wanted to do was keep reading to find out how things were going to end. However, I felt that the ending was somewhat rushed and I just wanted a little bit more from it, particularly the epilogue.
People who are looking for an incredibly unique and in no way predictable book will love this one.