I was already excited to read this but after meeting her, I couldn’t wait. I went to the Krysten Ritter book signing in town, she is a kind human who said she liked my hair. And after finishing, I can confidentially say her book is amazing.
Ritter’s debut novel is about a lawyer Abby Williams, who returns home to investigate the life source of the town, the Optimal Plastics factory. There have been reports of possible environmental contamination that’s potentially making people sick. But how do you investigate the company that supports the entire economy?
But that isn’t Abby’s biggest problem. No, that comes in the form of searching for Kaycee Mitchell who’d gone missing in high school. The girls we’re friends when they were children but had grown apart over the years. So why did Kaycee leave a trinket in Abby’s locker right before she disappeared? And why won’t anyone talk about her?
There are old rivals, old flames, family members and secrets. And Abby discovers what happens when you finally face your demons.
Ugh for real y’all need to read this so we can discuss the ending.
But until then let’s discuss style. I liked the writing a lot, Ritter’s talents translate well to novel form. I was also impressed with the way the plot held up considering it was built entirely on two huge secrets the reader doesn’t know.
Unfortunately the same could not be said about the main character. Abby was so unsympathetic that I had a hard time caring about her. There were also some minor plot points that felt unconnected to the rest of the story.