Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller
When Anna arrives at her nanny gig she finds a town reeling from the disappearance of a local girl. A girl she bears a striking resemblance to. Anna begins to investigate and thinks she can figure out what happened to the missing girl.
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I have been looking forward to reading this book since I read the synopsis months ago, and I was not disappointed. It had a great gothic vibe and a mystery that kept you guessing the whole time.
This book is told in various timelines, which could be confusing, but it wasn’t. You know at once that Anna has confessed to killing Zoe, but you don’t know why or how. When then start at the beginning of summer when Anna starts her job as a nanny, and we first learn Zoe Spanos is missing. For this book to work, you have to like Anna, and I think the author does a great job of making her a very likable character. It helps that you are introduced to Anna as the patient-caregiver of a young girl who is trying to change her party girl ways.
The mystery is great and every time you think you know the answer there is a twist, all the way to the very end. Though not every twist came as a surprise, I was overall surprised by the outcome. I also like how a lot of the information about the case was told you in the form of a podcast. I have a feeling this would be a great audiobook for that reason.
This is a perfect summer mystery and I highly recommend it!