Rapid Falls by Amber Cowie

Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published December 1st 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
About the Book:
It’s been twenty years since Cara’s boyfriend died in a horrible accident and her sister, Anna, went to prison. The tragedy has become a local legend, but Cara has moved past her grief to have a successful career and a happy family. Pity about Anna. Recently released from incarceration, she’s struggling with addiction, guilt, and shame—a shattered life. Cara’s forgiveness seems to be the only thing that helps her pick up the pieces. But as Anna pulls herself together, her memories of that night on the bridge start to come into focus. And few of them match her sister’s. As past secrets unfold and nothing is what it seems anymore, Anna desperately searches for the truth. But what if Cara doesn’t want her to find it?

The beginning of this book is captivating and then becomes more & more suspenseful. The characters are engaging and, even the minor ones, are sharply drawn. I suppose when the main characters are so relatable that you wish no harm to befall any of them, you know you are reading a good book, and the author provided enough back story of them to justify each character’s actions.

The plot is intricately designed, and the tension is palpable throughout and Anna is such a clever antagonist. In particular Ms. Cowie excels at describing life in a small town like Rapid Falls, where all sorts of secrets are at work beneath the surface. The setting is expertly rendered and becomes a character in and of itself. All in all, this is a very entertaining novel and a wonderful writing style, with Amber Cowie deftly switching between past and current events, slowly revealing bits and pieces until the entire tale is laid out in front of us.

Thank you NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Amber Cowie for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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