After the Woods by Kim Savage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It has been almost a year since Julia helped her friend escape an attack and ended up spending 48 hours in his clutches. She only has flashes of memory about that time, but as the anniversary gets closer the facts about that time also become clearer. Even though Liv suffered the least during the altercation, she is the one falling apart. She is doing drugs, starving herself and staying in an abusive relationship. After a dead girl is found in the same woods, Julia remembers more and more. The truth that is uncovered is even harder to understand than the attack itself.
After the Woods is a stand-alone thriller that readers will quickly ravish as they turn the pages. Savage has interspersed little nuggets of insight into the story, yet nothing is truly given away until the end. Julia is trying to work through her own issues while also trying to be there for her best friend. As friendships form and secrets are revealed, readers will want to find extra time inside the book in order to discover what really happened. A wonderful thrill ride that is a great escape from all the series fiction that has been released recently.
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