‘Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.’
The girls of the Roanoke family – beautiful, rich, mysterious – seem to have it all. But there’s a dark truth about them that’s never spoken.
Lane is one of the lucky ones. When she was fifteen, over one long, hot summer at her grandparents’ estate in rural Kansas, she found out what it really means to be a Roanoke girl. Lane ran, far and fast. Until eleven years later, when her cousin Allegra goes missing – and Lane has no choice but to go back.
She is a Roanoke girl. Is she strong enough to escape a second time?’
It’s been a while since Ive read a thriller, and I was really in the mood for one. After seeing a lot of hype about The Roanoke Girls on social media I decided to give it a go. This book is actually quite short. (Just under 300 pages). But it still packs a punch!
Even though I’d seen this book posted on social media numerous amounts of times, I still managed to go into the story pretty blind, which I liked, I prefer to go into a lot of mystery/thrillers this way if I can.
I loved that the book flipped from the current POV to the past, it was an interesting way to meet the characters and to see how much they had changed, telling a story this way as you get deeper into the book you find yourself pin pointing certain events or characters that you think play more of an importance to the endgame there’s a few ‘hang on a second!’ moments.
The book was creepy, one of the creepiest I’ve read in a while, it has a dark tone with a few plot twists along the way! Some of which were quite disturbing. Highly recommend if your on the lookout for a short mystery/thriller.
I’m now intrigued to read Amy’s YA Novel! The Book Of Ivy, *adds to overflowing TBR*