Liv is wandering around with various notes to self scrawled across her body, urging herself to STAY AWAKE… and she doesn’t know that she wrote them because of the whole amnesia thing. You can see how this is a tricky situation.
A heavy, psychological slow burn until the plot ignites with a supernatural element setting off a rapid, enthralling crescendo into absolutely riveting creepiness.
Sara takes Sarah’s ride, and Sarah takes Sara’s. It’s not a big deal until Sarah is murdered outside Sara’s house.
Joshua quickly devolves into the roommate from hell, which we all expect from the back of the book. And still, Donna stumbles her way through a series of terrible decisions.
Maris is freshly sober — seven months in, after a much-alluded-to rock bottom moment. She’s white-knuckling through wanting a glass of wine at all the usual points in her day, but grateful to no longer wake up with a fuzzy half-recollection of the night before. Her family, a daughter and a relatively new husband, haven’t directly addressed said sobriety, but everyone seems to be functioning well. And then, Maris has a blackout… but she’s still sober.
Death sticks to Laurel Early — and so does magic, including the malevolent magic of a creature who threatens everyone and everything she loves. It’s spooky and I’m a fan.