Denton is in trouble. It’s being flooded and a lot of the town is being submerged underwater. Josie and her team are on water rescue where Josie discovers a body floating in the water wrapped up in a tarp. The problem is the body is wearing Ray’s baseball jacket from High School dun dun dunnnnnnnnnn
With the town going underwater it just amplifies their isolation in the town. Not able to have access to all areas, with the town moving on since Beverly dying. The water cuts them off from everyone. It makes it more harrowing. It doesn’t help that this isolation adds to Josie and her demeanour. She is struggling with the events from the previous book, there’s a lot of anger and hurt. She is emotional and so when we learn about Ray, well it doesn’t bode well and she begins to question everything. She is put through the wringer and we are left asking,
Was Ray faithful to her? Or Ray ways starting in high school? Why was Beverley killed all those years ago?
There are so many questions but I couldn’t possibly list them all. I just know I had no idea how this would play out and we had a doozy of a red herring too. I completely flew through this book, it may be over 300 pages but it just felt it was only 5 pages. The ease of Lisa’s writing made you feel like you were in the investigation with the team. I felt like I was struggling in the water, tasting the dirty water, squelching through the town. Josie has to dig deep with this case, so emotions to face, I was feeling them with her. I didn’t want to believe that Ray had been up to something. He has such a presence in this book as if he was back and I felt Josie’s heartbreak all over again.
Gosh, I really don’t know what to say other than I loved it! It is a must-read in the series, we get an insight back to Josie and the forever shadow in her life and seeing her journey so far. Seeing things she goes through and how they apply to her now. Gah! Just read it! I need to talk about this book with someone!!!
This was the 100th book I read this year and it is one that is defo a contender for my book of the year.