When six-year-old Skye disappears from Everglades City, Noa is hesitant to return to her hometown to help with the search effort. Skye is the daughter of Noa’s ex, Zack, and Taylor, the girl he dumped her for. Going home also means facing the townspeople who have always misunderstood Noa’s medical condition, Congenital Insensitivity to Pain, and dealing with more of their ignorant comments.
But returning home is just the beginning of Noa’s painful journey. When her childhood friend, Jamie, is assaulted by a vagrant, Noa intervenes in a violent counterattack—and the man’s fingerprints are found near Skye’s DNA. As Noa gets closer to the truth of who kidnapped Skye, she starts to uncover secrets about her hometown that she didn’t expect.
Nothing and no one is what they seem in this small Florida backwater—and any good friend can quickly become a deadly enemy.
Noa has a rare medical condition. She cannot feel pain. She left her small home town as soon as she was old enough because she was tired of all the drama. Well, when her ex boyfriend’s daughter is kidnapped, Noa decides to go home and help with the search.
I found Noa intriguing. She is very intelligent and as y’all know…I love a smart woman character. I also enjoyed her small hometown. The author nailed all that mess! And believe me, all small towns are basically alike. I laughed out loud in some places just because it was spot on! Especially Noa’s mother, I know quite a few like her!
I fluctuated between 4 and 5 stars on this one. The only reason for 4 stars is because it has been quite a long time since Noa has seen her ex boyfriend…from high school. So, it was a bit far fetched for there to be such a huge connection created throughout this tale. I did settle on 5 stars because of the intensity and the continuous twisting of what is actually happening where Skye is concerned. And this whodunit will keep you guessing!
Tarra Sands is the narrator and she sure knocks your socks off!
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I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.